the cold

the cold

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

just what it sounds like

"
the cold
doesn't knock.
it isn't polite.
it just barges in.

shove over,
it says,
let me enter
your bones,

scrape your
lungs,
lick the tip
of your nose,

burn the tender
bits of your ear,
freeze your fingers,
and lap at your toes.

you know
how I feel
about the
cold,

and you
(so kindly)
invited
me in.

"No thank you," I said.
and If you weren't
sure before,
you are now.





© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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Yesterday and today are ridiculously cold. And we got 30cm of snow!
Brrr. It's hard to adjust. Unlike you, I gain a size in the winter.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Yes, well, try walking in it all day long and see if you can hold on to that extra poundage. I have .. read more
Matching Socks

5 Years Ago

I should take you mountain biking, you don't need a gym. Trust me. :)
You left out shriveled testicles, but you would. Worst thing though is the small of the back when that goes the whole shebang comes tumbling down.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Yes, that is miserable. Can't speak for the first thing.:)
I used to love the cold. Now I have a love/hate thing with it, and I am sliding into a pure hate relationship.
It would appear you got there at a faster rate than I.
You got your message(s) across well here.

Posted 5 Years Ago


therisa

5 Years Ago

Lucky you, KL. I gain your lost size.
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

AWW. It's just I am more active than most in the winter. It is my busy time.
therisa

5 Years Ago

Its Spring and Summer, for me.
Coldness in terms of distance. In terms of no relating. In terms of lack of interest. So for those who actually care about one another with warmth of heart this cold is unnapealing. Burn the tender bit of your ear. I remember that feeling. Haven't had it in a long time... But as for having a relationship were one of the participant is cold.

No thankyou



Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I really hate the cold, physically. But I prefer it to returning to hell.:)
Rene Salinas

5 Years Ago

Laughs, Better the frozen heavens! That the wrong partner....
that nasty visitor was really rude all those years i lived near chicago...with that biting, constant wind.

this poem made me feel that again....burrrrr, shiver.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Yes, most definitely.
A cold heart is worse than any winter's night... may that heart crack and shatter into thousands of pieces... here, KL, sit by the fire in you poem, warm those fingers and toes and know that no-one can hurt you again... loved the flow of these words all the way through to the No Thank You...
redzone

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

You are too kind, my friend. I started to read a couple of your new ones and they glitched on my pho.. read more
redzone

5 Years Ago

My phone does that too..I've written many wonderful reviews now forever lost in the ether
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Some computer savvy person told me its the script of this website.
Thanks for the reminder KL. I'm ready for it. Excellent...:).............

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Today it is very cold here.
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thank you, btw, as always.
Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

You are welcome. I can imagine...:).............
You would rather brave the cold thgan give him the satisfaction of feeling benevolent. Another powerful depiction of an encounter.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thank you as always, my friend. Man it is cold outside today.
John Alexander McFadyen

5 Years Ago

It is cold here too but your -13 makes this seem like the Caribbean
Oh the cold...it's coming my way. I literally felt this one!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Minus 13 C this morning. Not looking forward to this winter. Even though it snowed only once that st.. read more
icelandicblue

5 Years Ago

I can't stand the cold. Boston is as north as I can take. I was built for the tropics. BRRRR is righ.. read more

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Added on December 2, 2014
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