Frost Lines

Frost Lines

A Poem by Ben Taylor

Winter snuck in overnight,
a parade of soundless shivers
followed by the muffled creak-pop 
of old bones,
the groaning protests of frozen midnight trees.
 
Cold hands on the back of my neck
wick away the sweat from this
endless black-out summer.
My breath hangs heavy in the frozen air,
redolent of strong spirits,
wavering in the early morning stillness.
 
The anemic sun crests the horizon,
sluggish and sleepy-eyed.
It burns away the exhaled apparition,
as if I wasn't hiding countless more
within smoke-battered lungs. 

© 2019 Ben Taylor


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Admire the metaphorical array; expertly creating a specific mood.
Every reader comes away with a certain amount of grey--and can't help
but be a little sad at the poet's seeming world weariness. Still, excellent work
clearly reflecting both talent and craft.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ben Taylor

5 Months Ago

Aah you're back! It's been so long, I'm glad you're still on here :)
FJ Davis

5 Months Ago

Glad you're glad.
You are, however, in today's minority.
Ben Taylor

5 Months Ago

Well, stick around. This site is better with you around.



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Oh they DO get counted ...one-by-one-by-one.

I like the pause of this one.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This writing is literally sparkling in the "anemic sun . . . sluggish & sleepy-eyed"!!! Most writers would kill to have an opening so bright & inviting as your first line. Your imagery is over-the-top creative & I'm wildly jealous! I can feel this cold assaulting me all over! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Admire the metaphorical array; expertly creating a specific mood.
Every reader comes away with a certain amount of grey--and can't help
but be a little sad at the poet's seeming world weariness. Still, excellent work
clearly reflecting both talent and craft.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ben Taylor

5 Months Ago

Aah you're back! It's been so long, I'm glad you're still on here :)
FJ Davis

5 Months Ago

Glad you're glad.
You are, however, in today's minority.
Ben Taylor

5 Months Ago

Well, stick around. This site is better with you around.

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Added on October 28, 2019
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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor

Columbia, MO



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