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shattered moment

Posted to Poetry

you took my hand
the very one
that days before
you had so lovingly caressed
and cradled in your own

you squeezed it
and when you spoke
your words fell
like ice pellets
and shattered
over me
freezing the moment
in my memory

i wanted nothing more
than to hide
curled up in the dark
and cry
but instead, I sucked in the tears
and squeezed back
unable to form words
that could melt you