January – Kristiana Reed

When I say ‘always’

I mean I will hold you

for months and months

of January

and weather every

winter in your heart.

I will ask Gaia if

all timeless loves must end

and their lovers, part –

if to be one

we must be two,

loving ourselves

before we can begin.

I will disregard her

words, anyway,

choosing sacrifice

and interminable seasons

of loss and loneliness

to find any way

you and I

can begin

and end

a cold December

together.

 


 

Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

Signed copies on Etsy

Kristiana Reed is a writer and an English Teacher living in the UK. She is the creator of My Screaming Twenties and sole editor of Free Verse Revolution on WordPress. She  released her debut poetry collection, Between the Trees, in Spring 2019. Her work has been published in several poetry anthologies (Swear To Me, All The Lonely People, We Will Not Be Silenced), in the feminist issue of MAELSTROM Zine, in the inaugural issue (flight) from Nightingale and Sparrow, and in the seventh issue of Turnpike Magazine.

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