BLAZING

Like a worm
in the center of the sidewalk
when the sun comes out,
I am tempted
to curl my round body
and give it up
where I am.

“But not yet,” I hear
a distant voice insist.
“Not yet.”
“Not now.”
“Not here.”

“But to die beneath a bright yellow sun,”
I argue.
“It beats living
beneath the cover of clouds.”

written on 03/31/2016 by: Matt Kane