Tepid Soul

Written by: Erin S

Endless is life's array of decadent sweets
Chosen only to partake a portion of treats

Ever aware of the fleeted glances my way
Ashamed by my ecstasy and willingness to fray

Storms within beg to jump into seas of calm
I dare just skin the surface with my palm

Cracks run down the length of my shield
As I feel myself finally begin to yield

My clothes stripped bare with open skin
I submerge myself and take it all in

Violent cold enters my every pore
My breathless gasps as I wish for everything and more