brilliant and inflaming

a pyro’s plastic milk container

is wafting at the peak of fire

the sunlight dripping makes a hinge

and rainbows start their leaking in


my heart is melted

shedding heft

the pyro builds

anticipation beauties


other times

I’d shade the glare

or tamp it down

or turn away

and avoid the pyro’s love of flame 


but now I gaze with watery orbs

the pyro clapping laughs for joy

hunting colored cardboard 

silvery paper beer peels 

and empty plastic joys


in the fire

I saw a hinge 

spiked with light

then mine fell

to opening in



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