Suffocating,

falling,

Holes dug in me by

Unsaid words, thin

Ice melting

Heart crushed - millions of words

Disappearing

Lights switched off too quickly,

Dust settling

Then silence.

Interminable quiet, infinite tension,

Snow falling in distant thuds

One lone body in a driveway, heart turned to stone and bones

Frozen. Blue, unkissed lips,

Falling, then

Darkness.