Winter Lover [poem] by Vincent Tomeo

We made love
In the snow.

She sat on my lap
A perfect fit
Like dovetail construction on fine furniture.

I was surprised
The snow was so warm.

 

Image of 1930s Switchboard Operator

[Refer: this poem put the editors in mind of the story “Winter Palace,” by Rosalie Morales Kearns.]

 Vincent J. Tomeo’s poems have appeared in the New York Times, Edgz, ByLine, Tigers Eye, Third Wednesday, Evening Street Review, Mudfish, Grandmother Earth: Vol. 9 to 18, Mid-America Poetry Review, and many other publications. His work has won 89 awards, including an Honorable Mention in the Reiner Maria Rilke International Poetry Competition. Tomeo has performed more than 66 poetry readings.

Image by jenny downing