Orange cream dances, timidly
tangles lavender, lazy smears
of cotton. Spirals with ballerina
pink, silk and chiffon. Dusk
encroaches with black

Helium lullabies over crescent
moon. Expanse envelops,
unhinged jaw. Gnaws until

Half sewn smile spurts
desperate staccato. Petal
lips like man
on a wire, aching-

follow the party
balloons. Ascend,
flawless and airy
and nothing at all.

Oh, burning boy
all burned out.