Dogs 2010

COLD COMPLETE
(2/20/10)


in a
slashing second
he was murdered
with the removal
of her
warmth
forever

it's over

she said

the snows
of reality
fell about him
quickly obscuring
the formerly
sunny skies
of self
deception

stunned
to immobility
the depression
drifted over him
furiously fueled
by flurries
of absolute
truth

he reached
for his coat
the sudden
claustrophobic chill
forcing movement
at last

she smiled
and icily
reached for him
interrupting
his departure

her frozen lips
cracked
as she kissed
his cheek
goodbye

black
they did
not
bleed