Units of measure

I measure your absence in degrees Fahrenheit, in feet of snow, in inches of ice. Come spring, when the world has thawed and the sun has crept into every shadow, I will measure my freedom in lilac blossoms and deep, unfettered breaths.

6 responses to “Units of measure

  1. “sun has crept into very shadow” – lovely images!


  2. Jennifer G. Knoblock

    So carefully crafted. The first line gives this a sinister feel, and the tension increases as the speaker waits for spring, certain freedom, for all shadows to be cleared by the sun. (Lilac blossoms, yes please.)


  3. Every word of this paints the most beautiful of pictures. Loved it ❤


  4. Good grief, Christine, the longing in this piece.


  5. I’m quite overwhelmed. Such yearning. Such passion.

    I shall now retire to a quiet corner and sob a little.


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