thoughts disappearing into air
high male voice, flute, piano
Think of a barren but beautiful winter landscape: Germany. Open fields and forests alike are trapped under a cold blanket of mist. The frozen ground cracks as two lovers walk through the landscape. As they converse, the true meaning of their conversation is left unsaid. These thoughts dance into the grey air, cutting through it. What remains is blistering.
to throw them into the winter’s
to a clearing where they spoke of
with each breath between
words brought down to them
from the same north wind, remembering icebergs
teeming particles of steam rose
they saw thoughts disappearing
back into winter sky as secrets expose
like a jealous lover after that brisk kiss
thoughts inhaled, never to be
leaving lungs burning
Text by Patricia Koester
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