• Gary Hunter

Fire Speaks - Feb. 28, 2022

I love the stories

a good fire tells


the animated exaggerated far-fetched

spoken with wide tongues of flame

pops and snaps for side effects

and some smoky dialog

thrown into the face

the eyes turn from


though at the end of the night

the last one begins more like

a secret to lean in to

told more slowly and softly

perhaps an ancient clue

a peek into a mystery


which for some reason

for some other impatient need

I never stay to hear revealed

1 view

Recent Posts

See All

I paint the bitter coating over my keratin carefully on the vulnerable spots in sunlight the tips of my fingers like the barrels of ten polished guns thin protection I realize against an enemy that

with virtues beyond words and forgiveness guaranteed more intimate than breath unfailingly loving and loyal How do you spell your best friend’s name? G O D or D O G

life on the vine always reaches a choice at ripeness stay and shrivel or mingle your juice isolate or make friends go raisin or wine I know I definitely want to leave here feeling good with a stain on