in the midst of animation
unaware of the sensations
that might heal

Pale with grief
amid the crowd's delight
when to move
would mean to feel the pain
exploding here within

At times the cold is necessary
for numbness always gives
a time and space to breathe

but too cold, for too long
and the heart once strong
will bleed your life away
in unrealized need
of loving's warmth

at a price to high to fathom
once it's lost


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