Fading

Lanina Herndon

You, you came back with your fiery eyes and burning touch

Trying to light me up again

The smell of smoke filled the air as you trudged closer

Making its way into my lungs

‘I miss you’ poured from your lips like tar

But all I heard was the crackling fire behind you

Your fingertips traced from my jaw line to my ear

Tucking my hair behind it

You leaned close 

Hesitation chilled my spine

My mind drifted back to the last time I saw you

I pulled back 

My chest felt like it was burning

Silver droplets fell from the icicles on my fingertips

This is what you do

Make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside

Then you watch as the ice melts away

Leaving me to condensate

You came back with your fiery eyes and burning touch

Trying to light me up again

But it`s time for you to go

I`d rather be cold than let you burn me