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Once upon a time, when you were still sunlighthouses and shimmering existence wherever you were needed most, you found him. He was November, shaky on his first last legs, and you saw through the mind-twistings he feigned to the mind-twistings that were really there, knotted up in his dreams.

You were still birdsong then, and thunderstorms, and your bodyheat melted the frost claws that held him tight. You held onto him as his November deepened. When he howled, you howled with him, and the wind played with your voices and pressed the softness of your lungs against your cageribs—and then against each other's.

November became solstice, and you felt him shiver through that long night and didn't mind the coldbitten nails that grazed your skin. He slept when the moon drowned below the treeline, but the iceflakes began to drift in like small animals seeking the pulsing riverheat of your blood, and chilling you. He lay there, vulnerable as his world turned slowly towards the light, and you knew that when the sun sank its teeth into the horizon he'd finally see it. And then—

You have seen many Novembers. You have melted many glaciers. The winds whispered—or so you thought—that there were more to find. There were, of course, but when you fixed them they were gone, and all it left was earth and icewater grass and chills.

And now you are shaky on your first last legs, and your equinox has passed too quickly, and you want to plunge your hand into him and feel the pulse of the heart you patched back up and sink your nails into the blaze of his soul

—but you don't.

The first searchlight-sunbeam strokes the distant cloudcurves, and you lean down to press your mouth against his and let his fire burn you one last time. And then you sleep.

When you wake, he is gone, and the first tendrils of sharp-edged icewater grass leave bruises on your fragile skin.
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Well holy hell, a DD. :faint:
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Given 2012-12-04
To quote the suggester, like wine, each time I read it, it hits harder than before. Solstice is by *disrhythmic ( Suggested by trembling-knees and Featured by Nichrysalis )
andrewpbroman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
this remins me of the song seamstress by dessa. It's a diffrent style but I like it.
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you! I'll have to look up that song. :heart:
enigmaticsmile Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This piece, well deserving of its DD, is full of the wickedly insightful imagery that erases the man-made line between humanity and nature to form a perfection union of time, temperature and emotion.

Very nice....

disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you so much, love. :heart:
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thank you. <3
thesquareroot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i'm not going to bandy about platitudes and over-used superlatives like most around here do, but i will say that i like this, it's not the same regurgitated verse that seems to dominate the daily features and popularity poles; it's original. and that in and of itself is probably the best compliment i can give

(though it reads much more like a blank verse poem than a vignette/flash fiction to me, but that's me being hyper-critical)
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Thank you so much, love. :heart:

(I agree, actually. I just wrote this at a time when I was adamant that I did -not- write poetry. ^^;)
thesquareroot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
quite welcome :XD:
PennyLeigh Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Writer
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