Poem 20160116

she wrapped the scarf
around his neck
and then around her own

the red scarf
was long enough
and the weather
cool enough
to warrant such a thing

no need to bundle up
under the full weight
no need to bear it
all on her own

so much better to
share the warmth
to create a short
woolen bridge
between them
as they sat and watched
the sun go down

Poetry challenge #13: Bridges

Poem 20141203

and you and me sitting
next to each other on the couch
not worrying about the drains
and not worrying about the gutters
and not worrying about the sirens
and not worrying about driving
and not worrying about anything
the warmth of the two of us
hotter where we press together
almost unbearably hot