before it's over

last year i thought the month of december is always just like a sneeze. you feel it coming, the tickling up, snow falling in your brain, the buzz of nothing, a heart sighing upward & then it's out and it's over, the settle, and goodbye.  whispering "goodnight you." this year i think love is like the end of the world, always coming but never here. everyday is a day, everyday there's a day. i swing on branches, my palms cut up and sore from the cold tree life, our antler hands.

i want you to touch me
in exchange for winter love songs .

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