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28 Apr

The Reality of Fire is Blue                   (new)

For the past year
He has never apologized
He just tells her
“That was the disease talking”

She wants to slice open the sky
And find the deeper blue hidden inside
Slice open his skin
Slice open his half-smile
And let laughter seep out

He wants to hide in the fire of affliction

She has rounded the corners of the furniture
So he can not blame sharp edges
For whatever bruises him
She has cut her hair short

She isn’t looking for an apology

She knows you get a different sound
Depending on where you hit a broken thing
And when he says
“That was the disease talking”
It is the brittle shattering of his guilt
For trying to hide

Orange and red and yellow
Are just for show
The reality of fire is blue

She wants to slice open the sky

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in new poetry

 

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