The Wild Swans

‘Please remember me’

‘The Wild Swans’

red snow falls

upwards

dozens of eyes

read

each floating flake

flaming

***

what a gathering

I

scream so silently

count

in the heart

black

burns for each

cell

of your wintered

body

***

themselves kindled me

here

this illogical pyre

fire

in snow queen’s

realm

knitting nettle sweaters

your

cheeks will soon

bloom

***

witch like Catherine

haunting

burning each drop

must

not speak till

you

melt into flesh

eyes

offering chilled fire

scared

ha! of blazing

blizzards

***

now blacker than

coal

I dance this

emotional

blasphemy. don’t they

dare.

nuclear winter eyes

against

flickering flaring flakes.

finished?

***

*

***

‘please remember me’.

and

lava avalanches forwards

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