Georgia pulled the bread out of the oven and placed it to cool. She made bread for Danny each Friday as an after-school treat. It had been months since she baked. The bell rang at the school. Her house remained quiet. Georgia sliced the bread and ate in agonizing silence.
The frozen edge of your love scrapes my skin. I lick it, knowing my tongue will freeze to you. Immobilized, helpless, and at your mercy, I wait for the spring thaw, and hope for new growth.
The disclosure of your brightness, your warmth, is unexpected. Still clothed for winter, I am not ready to receive you, but your light, so tantalizing, persuades me to peel back my layers, exposing myself to your gentle heat. Touch me; I will risk getting burned.
Sideways glance, eyes cast down, I beg you, do not disturb.
My plea disregarded, you desert me in our late winter.
Your growing needs too much for my simple character.
Your desires too much for my practical nature.
One last bitter kiss and I alone crumble, draped in transient memories.