i’m as dark as the deepest white
and dawn to the end of night,
when everything’s closed but your eyes.
they are earth’s rich soil
reflecting heaven’s wild flame.
electric cigarettes all go out,
the neon dims
and your limbs are free.
too expensive for money
and too smart to learn.
logic gave up on you long ago,
its will broken and beat.
i break its brother,
across my knee like a twig.
i use the splinters to build you a fire
where we burn all that keeps us apart
and watch the smoke rise
reaching for someone to hold.