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He was like ice

But today he was melting

His sharp edges becoming soft

His frozen walls coming down

One drop at a time

In the warmth of her embrace

He was changing

She could hear the cracks

And she was scared for him

Scared if he was hurting

Scared if she was hurting him

But that was the sound of his shell cracking

The shell that caged his heart

She could see the light burning in his eyes

She could feel his frame relax when the weight lifted

As the pieces of that shell fell off

She picked up a piece and kissed it

Kissed it, for all the while it caged his heart

It was also keeping it safe for her.

 

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Photographer Unknown
Poetry © Copyright 2016, Opinionated Head

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