Most of this is coffee and metaphors, and mornings waking up in the dark. When lightning hit the gable, it shook our bed, made the radio short out, left our fingers tingling, and when I asked you to touch my skin I almost thought I’d see sparks, almost thought we’d both be singed.
But others felt it too, the dark cloud above our houses. We were not alone in thinking light had left its traces of ozone where we slept under sheets. That surge of blue light engulfed us like a wick, left us wanting.
The Living Skies Struck Us Dead appeared in CAROUSEL 32 (2014) — buy it here