flicker snap

conviction ignites
kerosene,
douse me down,
I love the sound—
compromise

wake up,
heave
ribs up/down,
lay out under
blanket-blinds
on windows

crackle;
winter-brittle
bristles,
spider webs
flick arachnid
abdomens,
self-retaliation
but…
I wonder

always all ways
waiting,
split me
into three
so
I could be
religious

you amaze
in stages,
never just one
memory
to overwhelm;
helmets break.
childhood
bike crashes

whir
tire treads/asphalt—
then a disconnect,
red-wet
forearms slip
across night
grounded;
sparkle
mica stars in
pitch

smile,
broken teeth
from chewing
glass
you snapped
up greedily,
easily
your weakness

hate it
but
I can't—
flourishing
this pain
again
rescinds inside;
besides,
you're just too
beautiful

flicker snap

film reels blister—
contempt?
—wish a wish,
forgive
mis-spattered
faerietales

order dissipates;
I'm fading,
wake up/heave
but that's been
said—
forget
forgot
"don't stop"
I plead
"if you don't
need me"

crumple/curl,
girl in a
looking glass;
that's where I'm
at
but can't say…
not correct,
no prepositions
when I'm
dead
(or isn't it the end
they meant?)
confused

flicker snap

thread falls
two ends—
Fate

repetition:
crippled,
absinthe
in my eyes,
divine—
I'm twonothree
begun:
complication/
resolved:
simplicity

breathe