REM Stage 6: A Poetry Blog || julie niklas


Airmail
06/20/2009, 9:07 PM
Filed under: Poetry | Tags: , , , , ,

pulls out his lighter and I
can smell the fire trying
to bleed into the air
sulfur-dioxide cocktail same as life
in the veins
I hear the wishes singe like
silk strands in the flame
and the edges between the
blue and orange grow faint
disappear the way mountain
ranges disappear into the pitch-blue skyline
burning in my eyes settles for
not long enough
and the places where oxygen and light
meet are illuminated in the
same blue I remember seeing on
a wall somewhere
the fire gasps and recedes
into his thumb
retinas set ablaze through the clouds

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