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Alc Harris

Winters kiss

Winter comes
long nights and days of subdued light
crisp sunshine an imposter
that cannot soothe chapped lips
it is said that winter be a thief of smiles
but I like to wear layers of comfort against my skin
eat warm pastries to satisfy within
dance with the leaves and falling snow
and then
when wind burnt hands and hearts numb
take them in to be warmed
beside the fire with deep mulled wine and wisdom
the only one to have no regrets from
is the lingering kiss of winter

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She Is Me

Sandalwood
and the hum of busy stitches
drift through memories
on faded photographs.
a gentle hand
that turns a crackling recording
of gospel tunes
and electric guitars,
she sits reading
romance and heroes
while romance evades her sight
and heroes only fall
-
hiding her failings in the small oven
where memories were cooked
and tea leaves danced
in the ochre hue
of yesterdays travels,
she danced in hallways
aiming to please

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