NIGHTFIRE

elena minor

Black-with-stars high

desert

air caught white

& blue-torched: vespered light

 

someone          someone’s

 

(shadow)—

 

must

see / have

seen …

 

must

be / have

been

 

breath

 

… sleepkill or

stalkers haunt hard

sand hunt

everything to blind feel

untouched: no one

said to breathe      a

word burn

bright, a blur to    a   shh … umber rest[ed] 

flicker outsigh[t]ed in by shiver

 

flight: to slanted dawn

from carving dusk