portrait of woman with matches

by Luminita Suse

she still has inflammable words
although the crickets of her mind jump whistling
over sharp edges of thoughts
she hasn’t yet transcribed her feelings
into a manual of senses with unique usage

the image in the rear view mirror
of a petrified heart with severed artery_arms
does not suit her at all
and this alikeness to Venus de Milo is annoying

despite the frost that concretely alienates
she chooses to remain a visionary woman
incinerating evanescent dreams
and free rhyme in poems

in a town dwelled by formal statues
communicating what is politically correct
she kindles the imminent winter horizon
with a handful of matches

Honourable mention -
Chocolate River Poetry Association, April 2008

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