The Embers

The Embers

Written by: Nathaniel Williams


Down on all fours, 

rolling down the petrified carbon;

While we rumbled past, 

while burning gas,

While rousting the dust to rise with the cigarette

smoke tossed and toiled as I took another drag 

My fag that soon caught up and coiled

 boiling in the broiled tempest, 

the thick tempered oiled air,

To setting a fire aflare

I was barely aware

as I stared

Because it was unfair

just how fair your sun bleached hair

glinted in the light of the embers

of my fallen 

coffin nail. 


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