grayscale photography of three wise monkey figurines

Just January

Forgotten how
to be cold
how wind howls
chill leaching through
cracks in my veneer
shivering, hands icy

as ugly words
echo in sudden silence
of stony animosity
familiar faces belonging
to vile thoughts voiced
no apology. Politics first.
Friend later, if 
ever again.

Sascha Darlington January 2022
grayscale photography of three wise monkey figurines
Photo by George Becker on Pexels.com

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