Sunday, May 13, 2018

Kristen de Kline #201 The Faux Fireplace

you can turn off the heat
that blows out the front

and watch the embers
like a new flat-screen

the dog seems scared
the cat digs in his claws

outside by the kerb
you find:

a silver knife
a wooden spoon
an old suitcase
a red dictionary
an ocean with teeth

you think
they might
have fallen
off a truck
or out of a poem

inside you watch
red coals burst out
of the living room wall

it's strangely mesmerizing
watching faux flames
sitting here with you
drinking Lazy Yak
and Mud House

(not) killing time


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