W A R N I N G
I have always known:
There are only so many ways to talk
about the moon, that ever-constant crevice in the dark.
I know there are too many relics to burn, &
my heart is a fire alarm. Mother says,
"In case of emergency, break glass."
Yes: my heart knows what peril means.
She says she is a gun in a black bag.
She is a dark wonder; a large black ocean—
an eye staring at nothing.
L I S A M. C O L E
H E R M E N E U T I C C H A O S J O U R N A L
Lisa M. Cole is the author of Heart Full of Tinders & Dreams of the Living, both of which are forthcoming from ELJ Publications. Lisa has also written a variety of chapbooks including The Love Machine from Yellow Flag Press, and Living in a Lonely House from Dancing Girl Press. You can find a full list of her publications at her website: lisamcole.blogspot.com.
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