Poem 20160208

when we spoke
our words ascended, shooting stars
flares in the darkness
fiery angel swords

when we stopped
our words fell, dead metal
plummeting to earth
smoking, cold, and ancient

crashing into mountains
they caused tsunamis
seismic activity that
registered around the world

people hunted for the
icy iron fragments in snow
and found them
heart-shaped and ruined