My lungs crystallized in the space between your heart beats,
your voice was the sound of ice breaking
every syllable sending shivers down my spine
bringing me to my knees
shudders wreaking havoc: arms crossed, legs bent.
There on the frozen tile you swore that you would hold me
till the shaking stopped,
till I could breathe again,
I was so black and blue I believed every word
You wrapped yourself around me as I cried…
as waves of darkness came crashing down on me.
...All the frost turned to broken glass when I woke up alone.
I could still feel where your hands had touched my face.
The cold seeped into my bones,
hurting worse than anything,
i lay on the floor pressing my hands desperately to my ears
trying to block out the sound of
...you promised me...
echoing against the bare walls