five coals

Post date: May 20, 2009 6:21:13 PM

one

bed of coal

is a turtle shell

legs torn from the dance

on its back

two

forms fire

zipper flash

under the skin thick tent of night

bright bodies of possibility burn

three

lay down

below swollen bellied storms

pregnant ladies

they hiss and moan

four

kamikazes

clashing

through the sky

like Icarus plummeting

five

cocoons

are bodiless

ghosts'

rising in flames