a certain blinding

hate burns his lips
sets fires to trees
scares off squirrels

he walks in ash
doesn't know color
until the sky bends
to kiss him

he swallows his tongue
dresses in sack cloth
slashes his arms

he forgets blue skies
seedlings in spring
redbirds in flight
wildflowers in grass

char-black again

Pris Campbell

Art: Cocoon by Aimea Saul
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