A Ride

Cold winter morning.

 

Wan sunlight in a pale sky.

 

Slips of clouds lurid orange

 

and red on the horizion.

 

 

She holds on tight,

 

her arms wrapped

 

around my middle.

 

She shivers against me.

 

 

The mountain road empty.

 

The real world is another place.

 

Just us here, as we’ve wished.

 

The morning belongs to us.

 

 

Sit down by a clear stream.

 

Hot coffee thermos.

 

Some fast food biscuits.

 

The call of morning birds.

 

 

A day for us only.

 

We kiss and embrace.

 

The sun, still cold, distant

 

lights this waking dream.

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