“7,000 acres of incinerated forest" & "juno, soaring" by Síofra Inessa



7,000 acres of incinerated forest


suns burn through holes in my eyes


fingers rake light through

my skin of leaves



every moment scalds inside

with my mouth sewn shut by your hands


wielding centipede thread and


needles of luminous flame.



juno, soaring


summer cups my back with

warm hands, like yours.

my heart is fishing line pulled

by your tides


lay between my flowers

and purr again.

drown out drone

echoing through the dark halls


inside me.




Síofra is an artist and worker from the mid-Atlantic. She can be found on Twitter or her website, https://eelchamber.neocities.org/