Friday, July 22, 2011

Smoke on Glass

A faded mirror in the attic
after the fire
burned the roof off a life
Lift from the ashes
a necklace of memories
Pearls of innocence
each a pale child
Smoke in the open rafters
Night comes in

A flash bolder than the fire
through the smoke
reflects translucent sky
Leave in the ashes
Chains of experience
each link an illusion
estrangement, contusion, or defeat
Mist in the broken rafters
Inhabit the dawn

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, Mike. I love that image of the faded mirror in the attic and the line, "burned the roof off a life." That's a keeper.