sweat dripping from my brow
(fear) writing goosebumps all over my skin
but somehow all the liquid shows of
a cold(er) temperature beneath the surface…

with every beat of my heart slow(ing)
the liquid moves just as slow(ly)
streaking in lines down my face…

and the correlation is clearer:
the liquid is my heart leaking, melting
but in the process it's still…
so. utterly. cold

science didn't fail me…
it proved my hypothesis correct:
the surface below is much colder.

only now it is melting, dripping
softening from it's (original) state.