Treasure Island

Luke J. Holt

(1-14-91 / fullerton CA)

Binary Bouquet


Its been ten minutes
since you blocked my sight with a scarf of spiny angora

my hand held out
as if for pay or submission

to receive, though deservingly, with guilt

with my sizzling paper torch
i can hear the arcane piss-crackle of a fuse betorched

have you lit a firework in memory of a smile designed for your eyes only

Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013

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