Poem 20150810

step into the light
and everything about
you is

illuminated

the glow starts
in the blood
like a 50s sci-fi movie
about a man

with radioactive bones
who becomes incandescent when
angry
or
in love

everything is hard to look
at when you’re the sun
when you burn
in the pit of your stomach
the palms of your hands
and the sockets of your eyes
are fire