Frozen surfaces
linger, defy offered warmth –
heart afraid to thaw.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge #84)


Momentarily displaced –
a stranger, settled into
someone else’s comfort –

cumbersome in my own skin,
flirting with depression –
needy, not in control

attempt a facade, but
bored with connections –

dominance creeping,
sleeping, I reject warmth

Iced over.