Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cold Collar

it takes more to freeze
than an icy blast seize
at your blood.
it takes a warm breeze
stripping naked with ease
heart's defense against "please
let me in."
it takes giving keys
to the one asking "please"
and false safety in birds and in bees,
so that when the maid leaves
you're exposed, and you freeze
from the lonely ice seize
at your blood.

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