Monday, February 11, 2008

Put out

She breathes fire
The smell of singed wood
The subtle soot
Sitting on happy words

It lingers
in the corner of her eyes
An insatiable heat
Burning into her thoughts

The burdens
The book
The smiles
The love


You could see
In the corner of her smile
A wet sigh
Extinguishing the fire in her soul

Carried in the flames of her laugh