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Ice To Eyes To Ice

Bare ...
She stood blinking
Arms out like a crooked crucifix
Dangling fingers, as if waiting for a ring

Frozen flakes fell fat, and fatter ...
From what was once scorched azure breath
You'd think an eyelash could carry such burden
Yet one Chantilly crystal proved dire

Lid clamped and sealed with surety
Fast-melting snow, a-mix with tear and trickling
No sooner had it reached her lip
Than a gasp of sacred hopes, unspoken

Scattered it to the bitter wind
Turning it back to ice
And a prayer ...

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2019


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  1. Date: 10/18/2019 11:46:00 AM

    An interesting write, dear Greg!
  1. Date: 10/18/2019 7:28:00 AM

    Wow Greg, that was dark and chilling. Such a creative piece, I am impressed. Really cool.