there is a tenderness

in the gradual falling away,

as the depths throw back

light to a meringue sky.


stubble on earth-skin,

a dusting of seed,

and i linger for snowfall,

pressed like my cheek,

to the curve of your back.


the crystalline kiss,

i seek.



Long Meadow Pond Middlebury, CT

© M.G. Iannucci 2017

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