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Ask Me In December

If I love you

By angela hepworthPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
From St. Christopher’s Inns

Ask me in December

If I love you

And I will close my eyes and smile

I will take my time before I speak

I will breathe you in like a candle of pine

And I will huff you out in a long, warm breath

And as you watch the sight of you leave my lips

And curl above us in the frigid air

That will be your answer


Ask me in December

If I love you

And I will laugh against the thick fabric

Of the woolen brown scarf you gave me

Wrapped tight around my neck like a noose

Clinging to me like a lifelong promise

Warm and soft like a lover’s arms

And the clouds in gray sky above our bodies

Will move so slowly, so immeasurably

Like the heave of my chest

And the heave of yours

And they will open up for you

To show you my answer


Ask me again this December

If I love you

You won’t like the ice of my fingers

Hard and cold

Their tips kissed by Khione

As they press into your arm to rob you of heat

Glacial shockwaves biting bare skin

As my freezing fingers seep into you like water

Like the snow sinking under your boots and mine

I make my gentle, slow descent into you

As I tell you my answer


Ask me again this December

If I love you

Yes, I will say

For now and forever

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About the Creator

angela hepworth

Hello! I’m Angela and I love writing fiction—sometimes poetry if I’m feeling frisky. I delve into the dark, the sad, the silly, the sexy, and the stupid. Come check me out!

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  • Lacy Loar-Gruenler19 days ago

    Angela, I love that this didn't end like I thought it would. Gorgeous imagery and satisfying resolution. Really beautiful.

  • Anna 23 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • Novel Allen23 days ago

    This was gorgeously written. Breathtaking, for a minute I though it was going to freeze the love, but ended so well. Congrats on ts.

  • TheSpinstress24 days ago

    Oh, thank goodness! I was worried there was going to be a sad ending after all that wonderful but freeeezing imagery. Well done and congratulations on Top Story!

  • Hannah Moore26 days ago

    Borderline scary!

  • D. D. Lee26 days ago

    True love. Congrats on Top Story!

  • Tiffany Gordon 26 days ago

    Beautiful work!!!!

  • Ameer Bibi26 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉🎉 for top story that's so touching and very well written

  • Heather Hubler26 days ago

    This was so touching and tender. What a lovely, beautiful thing :) Congrats on TS!

  • Beautiful and moving!! I felt this poem, so well-written with feelings seeping through. Congrats on top story! 💝

  • This is amazing! Congratulations 😁

  • Kodah26 days ago

    Congrats on top story!! Incredible poem! 💌🎉💝🥳🎉🥳💝

  • Gloria Penelope26 days ago

    A bit funny, related and well written. WOW! Congratulations on TS!

  • Congratulations on your top story.

  • Heather Zieffle 26 days ago

    Beautiful! Congratulation on top story!

  • D. J. Reddall26 days ago

    Artfully arranged, especially given the subtle morbidity under the sweetness, e.g., the scarf like a noose.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Lamar Wiggins26 days ago

    Great poem! Congrats, Angela. Also, when I saw, Khione, my eyes lit up! I researched her for a story I was thinking of doing. She is synonymous with snow. I was thoroughly satisfied with its use here.

  • Beautifully done and so full of feeling. Congrats on the TS

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Awww, this was so wonderful! Such a lovely poem!

  • Ainy Abrahamabout a month ago

    Ask me again this December If I love you Yes, I will say For now and forever. You have shown your deep emotions. A lovely poem.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Khione - I had to look it up. Wow what a beautiful entry for this challenge! 💕 Great job!

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    angela, this was just lovely. Like a romantic movie, especially with your photo.

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Beautiful and living the ending!!!💕❤️❤️

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