deep freeze

we dated in january,
by then i was so empty
that nothing could fill
the void & the trees

were covered in icicles
like my heart, but
you tried to defrost a
deep freeze and i pleaded

with you to slow down
until i realized that the
feelings that resurfaced
through the icy mess

& i drowned in them
when all i wanted was
to drown in you &
the vanilla twilight