Tagged: warmth

a cold winter’s night,

the holidays can

today, you would be

today, you would be
one-hundred-and-two, the spices
of life
coloring

your cheeks – your words, the best kind
of comfort, keeping us warm
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: coloring

we are waiting for

we are waiting for
the school bus to come back down the
hill, borrowing warmth

from inside our home just moments
before, stubbornly growing
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: stubbornly

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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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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hearts that stick it out

you and i are not

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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two a.m. in the

two a.m. in the
morning, christmas eve or day – it’s
all a blur, lying

awake in the dark, high sixties,
three mosquito bites in winter
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