2.1.17 / by Caleb Blansett

Distillate emotions disturb the ceremony
Blow out the candles
smoke in your eyes
crying eyes
onion eyes
ennui eyes
"oh you" eyes
o eyes
"Lord, please bless this food for the nourishment of our bodies and give us this bread, our daily bread, our daily bed, our daily head...
Freudian slip
each breath an invasive action
raiders slipping through the fjord of your lips
Fingertips chart the sacred cartography
sacred ritual, sacred ceremony
Distal moments erupt into flickering flames
count them
each one a wish
conflagarations of the heart need no fuel from the mind
Blow out the candles
smoke screen
a dying flame
ashen tombstone
each one a wish
Plant me a garden of picket fences
Sixteen white horses chomp on a rolling red mound
parade ground
count them
last charge of the Light Brigade
count them
each one a wish
Conflagarations of the heart need no fuel from the mind.