A Lonely Lover’s Winter Wonderland

She built a snowman
in the meadow, dressed him,
while shivering, in a wool
scarf and knitted sweater.
He offered his pipe between
twig fingers to heat her numbing
limbs. She kissed his coal lips,
lay naked in his hypothermic
embrace under the pelting ice.

© 2015 Nortina Simmons

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