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a walk with January

a walk with January

Posted January 5th, 2017 by Lena

by Lena
in the stars

when I shiver, the very air shivers with me, and
someplace in my chest I know the world, today, is chilled to the bone.
the frost stretches greedy fingers deep into the earth and
strips even fire of its warmth.
yet, there she stands,
naked in the streets, naked in the snow.
fresh-faced and smiling with her arms open to the wind.
she is new against gray, and she takes and she takes,
but leaves discovery and
mirrors
in her wake.

“buck up, buttercup,” she says.
“it takes seven years for all the skin cells on your body to regrow.”
she kisses the tip of my nose and whispers,
“that means five years until a body none of them touched.”

then off she runs, blowing away in the swirling of snow,
and when I glance down at the ice-glass
frozen into the asphalt where she stood,
I wonder what shade of Lena she has
teased out of me this time.

 


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this is so nice and lovely

this is so nice and lovely and cute and i absolutely love it. 

Posted by infinte darknes... on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:58
this is beautiful and I'm

this is beautiful and I'm always happy when I see you around, Lena

{if the world bores you, why not construct it yourself?}

Posted by Speargaze on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:39
Wow, your writing is

Wow, your writing is honestly astounding in every aspect. I'm really happy to see you around too.

 

 

 

 

Do you know what Angelica said, when she read what you'd done? She said: "You've married and Icarus. He's flown to close to the sun."

Posted by I'mPossible on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 17:35
awe oh my god thank you

awe oh my god thank you guys

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we are words that reject the likes of synonyms.

Posted by Lena on Sun, 01/08/2017 - 02:25

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