Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

Winter unrolls uniform
frozen waters, the eyes
of brisk walking matrons
seeking their own level.

Keeping warm is a blanket statement
about alcohol or your addiction
of choice. It’s so cold silver words
stick to warm tongues.

Everyone has an addiction to choose.
Every snowball thrower
bundled like a puffer fish
taking aim at adult cars stopping

at the red light. Snowballs
smash against ol’ iron sides,
shrugging the leviathan rolls,
with unkind words for the waddling rebels.

Buried under snow the old cemetery
looks the same as the park. Our
neighbors houses covered,
we are indistinguishable.

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