March 18, 2012

With an



She flipped on

the switch

of love,

Leaving my coffee


running  cold

as the tips of my fingers

Lit up like


in the winter sky –

Aurora Borealis

Over the curve

Of her slip,

Her hips,

Her layered lips –

licking up

the oxygen,

and gasping

for breath.


flames of sweat


like hot wax

off the burnt side

of a

tilted moon.

Thanks to Nance for the image.

2 Responses to “Aurora”

  1. nancy said

    fantastic 🙂
    this one is going in the chapbook…

  2. “Burnt side” of the moon is so much better than “dark side,” which is what I would have written.

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