Sunday, November 11, 2012

Magpie Tales 143: The Thought Of You?

this burning 

imagining you is the myriad landscape
of lust beside or inside your rage 

inside your forest-fired
grip of skin and words

your kiss the softened calm 
to whet what isn't consumed

by my suffocated grasp of 

Verdun, 1917 by Felix Vallotton shared by Tess Kincaid.

Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker