Burning cheeks

Warm froth on the tips of eyelids

Lips quiver and teeth clench


Tears dry on puffs of red skin

Nose yearns for air

Throat swells


Broken lenses 

Nails dig into cold flesh

Cracked skin


You lean for a kiss

But are met with straw

And kindling


The fire grew 

Without you 

Endlessly burning


You're burning

Yet the cold consumed

And left you frigid


I fought for a while

But it seemed worthless

And hot and cold 


Because I saw your tears

Melting the frost 

On your splotchy skin


I felt my warmth drain

And the cold run out

I couldn't understand 


So I ran away from the sun

And the frost

And you 


You were burning

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