Chicano Poet

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The fire rages inside of me.
I am burning down for you.

First the roof goes,
then the walls.

My heart hides behind a sofa
but soon both go up in flames for you.

Only the black chimney
stands tall and proud.

The fire rages on
downhill from my charred heart.

There is not enough water
on this planet to put it out.

I am burned to a cinder for you,
each breath I take fills the sky with ash.

My smoking arms
reach out to embrace you.

The embers of my lips
glow deep into the night like stars.


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