starting a fire
with sticks and stones
never warmed me like this
alcohol induced
rocket frenzy
of white heat and light
from heaven
engulfing me,
in the spotlight of an alien ship
sucking me up
and flying off

Fire in a vacuum

I can feel flames
flickering in my eyes,
passion consumes me,
then leaves me like a lover in the night.

I emerge alone and
fully conscious of myself
for the first time in days or longer.

I feel like an infant again,
gazing up the length of my arm, watching my fingers move.