The people have solidified since the summer.

Seized up in the cold.

No longer fluid

Melting and melding together in the sun

They can be discerned as individuals now.

Separate entities two metres apart.

Pink still blooms in their cheeks

But it is a bloom of cold, not of heat. 

Their mouths are still there,

Noses too,

But they are contained now.

Silent eyes and foreheads walk the streets.

But the melded people will return

As will their blushed cheeks, noses and mouths

They will be out sunning themselves again

Laughing and smiling

Touching and entwining

Melting and merging

With the summer

Artwork by the author.

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