by Paige McBride
i live in the skin of starsun and gilt-edged love.
in light I lift up your sunstarry eyeless eyes.
in shadow white mist the closing of an end
becomes crowning open bloom on my head,
among the painted movements of my wrist.
where I sit supreme I remain,
not ever taken back into the wake of your
charred arms, your inferno, your own white flamed
ruthless fiery field where your quietus soul now lives
Paige McBride is a poet, a painter and an academic librarian who lives with her dog, Sir Simon, in Dunedin, Florida. She received a Bachelor degree in English (CRW) and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Her poems have appeared in the West Trade Review, Tulane Review, Convergence, Sunset Liminal Press, American Chordata, aaduna, Literary Juice, Burningword Literary Journal, and The Wayfarer among others.
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