FEU FOLLETS 3 V2

the restless underbelly of the trees

seems lit tonight with LEDs

whose chain-reaction burning fuse

the pyrotechnic evening strews

with luminescent wicks

on the branches’ glowing sticks,

as if there were a wire

between the limbs of spreading fire,

the tossing carnival balloon 

of an instigating moon

torching leaves with distant matches

until the island finally catches,

our rustling world luciferin’d,

siphoned by the lunar wind

finally into real-life odes

as our made-up world implodes.

 

Lanikai

June 19 - 22, 2013