Smoke

Dae47eb445e3bc8af63476e8206fe378by Rowan Rook26 Mar 2015

Red eats white
Green, blue, and black
Giving birth to gray
Ascending the sky

Soot burns eyes
Casting shadows on the wall
Crackling in throbbing ears
Leaving irises wet

Smoke paints contrails
Devouring old photos and names
Memories swallowed whole
Become ashes reaching for the sun