By Jane Rain
Date: 2014 Dec 31
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The Salt Packets Keep Me Company

I prepare myself as a bear would
Eat my loneliness
Hunker down from the ruthless cold
All because you've left
My soul goes into hibernation
There's not as much laughter
Not as much joy
You return with the spring
With new promises
And false hope
Of course I'm aware
That your stay is merely temporary

The salt packets you hide for me
To find in your absence
Can only do so much
For so long
Before I need to find shelter
From the familiar coldness you
Leave in your wake