Day Sixteen- Weighted Breaths

Day sixteen – Weighted Breaths, for th and prompt, ‘balloons shaped like anchors’. 

We’re in the second half already! How time flies!

How’s your April going?


Yusra ❤️


Messages Off a Cigarette -XLI-


He told me that I
Gave him light
He didn’t realize it was
Because I burned for him
The flames he ignited
Licked at my insides, without
where they went
My heart burned and
I burned for him
But I stood in debt
Even in ashes
I gave him light, he said
And he helped me use
The self destruction
To light
Another cigarette

‘Messages Off a Cigarette’



Set fire to the waters
The oceans in your eyes
Burn, incessant, searing ropes
Of fury, twist and rise
In the air, set fire
To the wind, let the smoke
Carry to the far reaches of the earth
the ashes
In your heart
Eternity is a lie
We will burn, burn to cinders every day
Every night
True love never dies
So set fire to the ice
To the sky, to the world
Let it crumble, wither
Let the edges char, twist
In every glance I leave on your skin
whispers of your name
That consume me, I roil too
A churning, storming mass of
Aching, growing flames

We will set fire to reality
In our conflagrant intensity

There is fire in you
There is fire in me





Fire in my chest
Inferno, between my lungs
Throbbing so loud and clear
Flapping Iike a dying bird
Screaming words I cannot hear,
Pounding, within my ribs
Fire, from my fingertips

Shivered murmurs, down my spine,
Tingling, in my neck, my mind,
Numbing soft, these jumbled thoughts,
Yet confused or lost, I’m not,
All the colors of the world,
Bleached and leached, and shone again,
Fire, pulsing ‘cross your face,
Fire, in so many ways,

Fire, pooling all around,
Leaking out from within me,
Fire as you read my lips,
Fire, from my fingertips
Fire, spreading slowly,
Filling my veins, set aflame,
As I feel you in my skin,
You say my name…

© CM