Three Jackets

Three Jackets Zip out Of your shell And shed Those jackets That carry Your wounds And indigo Blemishes Think Of the circumstance Each vulnerability That led to having Four sets of Scaly skin Think of the sweat And the water That drenched Through every Layer Remember the snow That doused the Outer sleeves In WinterContinue reading “Three Jackets”

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Stoke the Forge

Stoke the Forge Unrefined, rough, jagged scrap Set into a firebrick sand trap Atop a crucible of graphite An invader on smoldering coal light Billows depress and blast the furnace Metals rest and slags surface Sitting atop a thermite pillow Sleeping until the husk is yellow Pneumonic pressure blowing cinders Embers stoke and winter withersContinue reading “Stoke the Forge”

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