Not Quite Frozen

down the well
kids huddle
in a knot,

brittle hands
chained,

hearts crushed in
damp grip of
rattling
cold,

eye slits
cinched and

concentrating to keep
lashes from
freezing..

and hope
aglow

as rescue rope
hangs low.

FWF Free Write Friday; Baggage Claim | Candle glow, Candles, Candle flames

Grumpy Gorman
igram: https://www.instagram.com/gèèrumpygo

image at – https://aandtwellpumpsraleigh.com/blog/do-i-need-to-winterize-my-well

gif at – https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/369576713143212723/

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