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My Cold Hands [ by Edom Tilahun ]
I’ve always kept my hands away because they’re always cold,
I kept my hands away from you until one day
You held them.
Gwen + Justin
You did not mind my icy fingers that scribble these words telling myself
This is not just another love poem because
You are not just another muse
And these are not just a pair of cold hands.
Adaiya + Usman
I cannot tell you how many words and lines I’ve crossed out and scratched up
Trying to articulate how much you
Move me my love.
If the winds rustled the fall leaves and trees danced to the music of your voice
You’re a pebble in still water sending ripples through me, causing waves that I can’t quite describe you see
Waves that go wild at the sound of my name from your lips
Waves that long to kiss the shores of tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after
Waves that chase forever because tomorrow and the many days to come could never hold you
Micheline + Jon
Before you ever called me beautiful
You called me brilliant
You crowned my resilience and bowed down to my patience.
So with you my happiness knows no bounds
You’re the stillness within chaos,
The rain of a storm that washes pain away.
You did not fix me or make me whole
You did not love me despite my fears and flaws, oh my love
You loved me for them.
Your fingers traced the map of the scars on my skin,
not to heal them, but to admire them because beauty needs no savior
Imani + Landon
With you my love
I chase hazy sunsets and paint skies with oranges
That aren’t sure if they’re more red than yellow.
I drown in unfiltered joy and brilliance and come up for air to raise islands out of salt water.
Lesley + Ehi
You look at the palms of my hands as though you were gazing at
Memories of us I carry with me every day and you smile.
You did not mind how cold my hands were.
You held them in yours until
I knocked down my walls, lifted the corners of my lips, looked into your eyes and
felt my hands thaw.