The icicle piercing my heart won’t be there forever. That’s the temporary nature of such things. It’s not made of metal or glass. Just water, frozen, the cold seeping into my very being. Eventually it will have to melt. My heart will have to thaw out and begin healing.

And when it does, it’s going to hurt like hell.

For now, the numbness works. I go about my daily life. Lather, rinse, repeat (repeat), going through the motions. I’m effective, but not affected. Obviously my heart can’t contribute to my work.

It’s a little occupied at the moment.

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