Cold Hearted by Jaimee Boake
Cold Hearted steps crunch into snow disrupting the silence of a world weighed down by cold and exhaled frosty breath lingers in the air like the icy ghost of a last kiss before disappearing without a goodbye
Fortitude by Jaimee Boake
Fortitude Rolled out like a welcome mat I let you in without thinking- didn’t realize that with each step you took/ I would shrink. Now your footsteps are etched like a tattoo along the memory of my spine/ and I’ve struggled to shrug your weight off my shoulders but finally I am starting to straighten stacking vertebrae on top of vertebrae on top of vertebrae like the stones of a fortress wall so you’ll never walk over me again.