“It’s not like I pine away for them when I’m not with them, ” he said.
My heart would be bleeding
right out of my chest right now
if it didn’t feel so frozen
from those apathetic words.
I could be flip and say ‘his loss” but it wouldn’t be authentic.
When the heart goes numb, it is winter for us all.
So I will sit by the hearth
and tend the fire
during this cold season.