Cold

I freeze
without you.

The towers
I place
around me
are set
on fire,

but they can
not keep
me warm.

So I reach
for you,

not as easy
to find
as I hoped,

not quite
where I
thought you
would be,

In your
absence
I lay
a piece
of you

on my chest
over flesh

not as warm
as I remember,

not as much
a second skin.

but you
pacify
the shiver
I can not
elude.

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