With the ColdI associate you with the cold.With the Cold6 months ago in Scraps More Like This
I see you as the snowflakes resting on my eyelashes.
You're a delicate, soft weight on my cheeks
As my eyes flutter closed.
And then you're gone completely
Disappearing during the blink of an eye.
(It's not the first time.)
I relate you to the quiver of my lips
As I'm shivering on your doorstep while the snow blankets the earth.
You haven't been around in three days
And I'm worried that you're not okay.
But secretly, I know that you're fine
Because your lights are bleeding through the curtains.
(You never answered your door.)
I link you to the numbness in my body that starts in my fingertips,