a kiss now withdrawn

by Calvin J., 16

disillusionment, a dial tone
silence, internal breathing
cold feet on dry leaves
punctured lung: let the icicles in
raindrops stain denim
a deeper shade of blue

earth-smell, forest-bathing
rock under head & sky underfoot
a breakdown: shudder in the bathroom
beneath the artificial downpour of a shower
heave dry sobs upon a porcelain floor

realign your mind &
let memories flutter away:
fragile little hummingbirds in the winter wind

Lexington, Massachusetts