The Colder You Get

Penguin

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It’s colder when you’re older

with your permafrost hands
of penguin lands,
and black-iced feet
like iron-cold streets
and a frozen nose of
Kilimanjaro snows,
and icicled ears
like blizzard spears.

The campfire coals just smolder—
the glacier creeps and
plucks off years.

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