Two of You

sunkissed skin, summer glow

wintry heart, cold as snow

eyes with warmth, flame ablaze

yet freezing is your icy gaze

once i’m normal, twice i’m strange

meanings shift when seasons change.

maybe you can hear, but you can’t listen

wondering what i could have done differently

quietly thinking about what went wrong

where cacophony came out of a sweet song

and your hands started feeling like shards of glass

when i couldn’t help but hurt when i saw you passing by

is this goodbye?

to who we were before?

or is this hello?

as soon your hands will feel

like warmth and comfort

when seeing you makes me think of love first

i open the cupboard

to look for meaning

but all I see are feelings fleeting

as you start games I cannot play

feelings change like night and day

it looks like nice, warm stories told

but feels more like the perennial cold.

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by riaxm

Hi, my name is Ria! I'm an incoming junior at Barnard College of Columbia University, currently living at home in the Bay Area.

I've always enjoyed writing and aim to express feelings and inspire others through poetry. My biggest inspirations for my poems are the "a-ha" moments that I experience, the fairy lights in my room, and words that I simply think just sound good together.

Thanks for checking my writing out! For project inquiries, shoot me an email at riamavin@gmail.com. :)

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