Day Fifteen.

15 Apr

Anatomy of a Year

there you have it–
my open, beating heart,
exposed on this frozen windowsill.
whether swirling vapor or single snowflake, it waits for you.

but it’s only the thaw that comes,
and my poor, shivering heart gulps the sweet, light air like water.
the air is a salve and a reprieve, whether pollen or ragweed.

and what of these long, hot days and endless, starry nights, upon this sweltering windowsill?
there is heat, but there is no you.

and now the chills creep toward the edge of my hot heart, poised to bring this familiar freeze and this refrain–

there you have it–
my open, beating heart,
exposed on this frozen window…

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