"But first, baby, as you climb and count the stairs (and they total the same), did you, sometime or somewhere, have a different idea?
Is this, baby, what you were born to feel, and do, and be?"

-Kenneth Fearing

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Close Cover Before Striking


He ripped one out and struck it,

watched it flare up like a brand new dream,

sucked the flame through his cigarette.

It burned until all that remained, was the bit

between his fingers, which he flicked out the window;

another useless plaything for the wind.

                                   -Brent Allard


  1. I love the imagery of the match! I always get a thrill when I watch that match flare up.

  2. Thanks Emm! It really is an arresting process isn't it?