Burning Down the House


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scandalous light
lashlicks
sills,
 

rust-hinged shutters
+++++++++peeled
back
to shellacked skin.
 

Suspicion’s
hacking blaze
presses cold,
c o l d
kisses
 

until dawn’s
piercing hoarfrost
+++++++++bursts
the blisters.
 
 

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