Tagged: cold

by the water’s edge,

by the water’s edge,
bonds become stronger, it’s true –
looking out into

the depth of an endlessly
cold darkness brings us closer
.
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a cold winter’s night,

snow builds power in

snow builds power in
every crevice, on every
surface, we can sit

back and watch the contortions and
wonder how it does it so cold
.
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suddenly, a hard

suddenly, a hard
freeze –
the rooster sitting
atop the weather
vane betrays
nothing
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: rooster

january is

they seal off the herb

they seal off the herb
garden
every winter to
protect us from the

elements and not the other
way around – meaningless soup
.
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frost clings to the first

to iron out a

to iron out a
stubborn wrinkle requires time,
a night of snow, a

whistling teapot, enough
layers to shake loose the ache
.
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here is a reminder

here is a reminder
in the middle of
a wintry afternoon
that i do not deserve
you – my legs
wrapped up so
carefully in
your legs, and for
a small, exposed
piece of me that still
strays with the
inescapable
draft in the room,
a warm hand lands,
perches, massages
periodically into
that tickle threshold,
in case i were not
already completely
yours, present
.
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not crying in the

not crying in the
shower because it’s cliché
allows for half a
dozen other options,
like turning the valve
all the way to the
right until the heart
clinches, or turning
it fully left until
conviction melts.
then there’s always
the option of turning
it off – some people
consider crying
in the shower,
while others
stand in long lines
waiting to fill their pails
.
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