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Night Streets in Winter

by Megan Guimbellot

I want to open up the heavens and pull down snow
Just to watch it settle stark white in your dark hair// to freeze your lips so I can kiss them warm again.

If I could
I would dance with you down Lexington Street
Our coats and scarves streaming like banners// like jet streams announcing that
Drenched in starlight every time the clouds part
to cloak us in silver and in shadow before deepening into darkness
Like we imagaine at midnight/ always dreaming.

You warm me like red wine in my throat/ summer on my skin/ like firelight to wrap myself in.
I wear your moods like seasons
each one better than the last
they roll on
Our years captured on film
soaked in laughter
mixed with wind
free of regret
content knowing that this

And because I can
I will give you everything.


Author's Note: Every single day.

Posted on 02/23/2013
Copyright © 2021 Megan Guimbellot

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/24/13 at 03:53 PM

I would be content with just the first two lines - very moving. A most enjoyable read.

Posted by V. Blake on 02/26/13 at 01:21 AM

Always a pleasure to see new work from you, Megan. Probably at least somewhat to my own discredit, you're one of only a handful of people I think I could probably read and know the author without looking. Enjoyed this tremendously--thanks.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 02/26/13 at 02:03 PM

feels like walking through a wonderful life!

Posted by Richard Vince on 02/26/13 at 06:47 PM

oh, this is lovely, like feeling the life in the night wind as it blows the clouds around. so evocative, and warm despite the cold weather. :) "I wear your moods like seasons" is a marvellous line.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/14/13 at 07:25 PM

Good to see this as POTD!

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