I see it too
This unearthed triangle
Love and self and lonely
Bidding for warmth
Safe arms
And a purpose
I have felt the rings of fire burn beneath me
But I froze

I am not what my eyes have made me
Overweight and old and unobtrusive
The fire in my core is screaming
Let me breathe
Let me spread
Let me heat
This life you've let cool down
Your laugh is like a tundra
Your eyes are hard
Your bed is petrified

I see it too
This unearthed triangle
Trying to fit into a square
The days are long
The seconds longer
Drawing lines through every word that's written
Searching for coal beneath the stardust
Around the shadows
And between the snows
Of love
And self
And lonely


Richmond, VA