Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Verse: Three brief verses for March 24, 2010

you may
understand flame
if you
swallow it

but that
will not
make you
a fire

and you
will not
burn me

after hours
spent crawling
in cramped dreams
calling you
with a clamp
on my mouth

how long
have I been awake
with the sun
of your eyes
in mine?

Ice saw you walking
and began to melt

the naked trees bent low
to kiss your eyes and bloom

fire crept toward you
praying to be extinguished

and I stood in shadows
tongued tied

hoping by chance
to catch your eye.

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