THE CAMPFIRE POEM

brilliant and inflaming

a pyro’s plastic milk container

is wafting at the peak of fire

the sunlight dripping makes a hinge

and rainbows start their leaking in

 

my heart is melted

shedding heft

the pyro builds

anticipation beauties

 

other times

I’d shade the glare

or tamp it down

or turn away

and avoid the pyro’s love of flame 

 

but now I gaze with watery orbs

the pyro clapping laughs for joy

hunting colored cardboard 

silvery paper beer peels 

and empty plastic joys

 

in the fire

I saw a hinge 

spiked with light

then mine fell

to opening in

 

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