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the only summers ever known
locked inside my heart
frost bites at extremities
chilled air invades my chest
as i inhale;
the sharp sting crippling
and i pull my arms into my breast
fighting to keep you there

i memorize and recite
every line
every rhyme
stirring melodies your words danced
into the grooves of my brain-
it's my only escape;
whoever said hell is alight
was sadly mistaken-
i know the deep is really white
and it's trying to suffocate me

cinch up my dress;
put a little color
in this- forever
winter, wonder lost
and thieving
your breath,
land
written for :iconpoeticalcondition:'s contest "A Winter Only World". (contest found here [link] )

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:icon0hgravity:
0hgravity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely final stanza.
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the word cinch ;3
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tis a good word :nod:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gripping, sad, and beautiful.
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:iconhfeather53:
Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:glomp:
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the themes in this, the longing and sadness beautifully portrayed through the coldness of winter. Excellent.
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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InklingsOfOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome :heart:
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enigmaticsmile Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fucking gripping. Awesome, awesome title! This gets a fave!
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