POEM: Blue Flame
There then goes the vascular flame,
A flame that carries heat & light.There then goes a claim to this life.
There then goes gravity that oncefixed objects to this earth, but
now repels each thing from the other.
There then goes blood & DNA& the bruised secrets of loneli
standing in white hospital rooms,of cousins long deceased, speaking
in spectral whispers. There then go
the dusky eyes, the easy smile,what remains of our father’s voice.
There then goes what we imagined about his hands.
Then goes the blue flame that released uswith the warmth of the friction created
by fingers releasing a sisal
rope, one by one, until nothinglasts, & everything is