Tire Fire by Amye Archer

I didn’t notice the burning
rubber wrapping around us
dancing behind us
like a stumbling drunk.
I didn’t notice the smoking
leaves in early autumn
the rogue neighbor burning
his lawn in a rusted barrel.
I noticed your shirt
the delicate cotton
You wrapped
around my shivering shoulders.
I was flattered-
and suddenly flammable.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s