winter in dinkytown

winter in dinky town

a slice of midnight dew

drips upon light skin

and melts into a sea of mist

azure haze and bluish tint

spans the horizon

and culls peaceful

tempers flare 

at times unraveling

hearts of artichoke

peals to the floor

flesh scrapes with spoon

delicate petals 

into a dish

given into love

time and patterns

light bursting into colors

shine through moments

it seems familiar again

but vividly different

like memories returning

swirl the pool

covered eyes

glints of humor

sharing space

across distances 

the air hot and thick

condenses upon windows

and breath