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 confessional poet who captures moments to preserve them in the glistening amber of language. She is a woman driven by love and healed by intimacy whose writing paints vivid pictures of darkness and sensuality. Julia's poetry collection, 'Leave Everything,' was published in 2016 and reached #11 in "Poetry by Women" at Amazon. Her latest release, 'Whirling Into Flame,' was published in December 2020. Julia's writing has been hailed as teetering on the "razor's edge of reason and passion." It unapologetically challenges perceptions. Her poem, "The Sands," was chosen as a Featured Post by Medium curators. She is regularly published on SpillWords, and due to readership and popular vote, her Spotlight interview received their "Publication of the Month" award in June 2020. Julia's words and photographs have appeared in local and national publications. She is a lifetime New Englander who draws on the urban and rural vistas for her inspiration. Look for this Red Queen atop her throne of books.