It is snowing.
I need a soul that will join my soul,
trembling bells to ring out with mine,
bodies losing their loneliness once and for all
like the photographs that line albums of years’ past –
joined at the hip-to-hip –
comforted by the couch, the bed,
by the cherished doorway to your room
as the doorway to mine.
I’ve known you forever and the day
your hand found me.
My boots plunge hard into the frozen earth,
footfalls of a stubborn lioness
refusing to retract the beats of her heart
with an ear to her soul
honoring her visions –
trying to fend off the chill
gnawing at her bones
because we love each other
and life rushes through us.
Now crown me.
Julia R. DeStefano is a Red Queen who wears many hats but one crown. A confessional poet, she captures moments and preserves them in the glistening amber of language. She also believes in the penning of Paradise into existence through powerful verse. Julia is a woman driven by love and healed by intimacy who uses imagery to paint vivid pictures of darkness and sensuality. Her first poetry collection, 'Leave Everything,' was published in 2016 and tells the story of the search for self-love and acceptance through a rollercoaster of emotional experiences. Julia believes that the most challenging things in life are those that ultimately end up being the most worth it; that to be loved well is to have won at life; and that the heart will never, ever lead the head astray. Look for Julia atop her throne of books.