“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/