I in the Fire Poem by Tom SternerHowe (WordWulf)


I in the Fire (word count – 100, lines – 20)

Eye in the pond
a nickel dropped down the well
explosion of ripples, a tenderlick of flame
reverberates ignites upon meeting itself
rises in definition, appeal to sublimity
original thought
eye in the fire

Dreams of dark fishes and tin tinkle wishes
liquid expansion of air, candle lit holding there
Would there be one to climb, shoulders of self to find
an angel’s warp see beyond the eye, sky of me
dare to ascend the pyre, desire the eye in the fire
We gon’ go down slow
We gon’ slip beneath the skin
natural as sin

Bio:
Tom {WordWulf} SternerHowe, a native son of Colorado, lives in Lafayette, Colorado with wife Karen, her two sons and his youngest son, Zedidiah. Family and riding his Harley Davidson fill up the hours left over from creative enterprises. He has been extensively published in independent literary magazines including Howling Dog Press/Omega, Skyline Literary Review and Flashquake. He is winner of the Marija Cerjak Award for Avant-Garde/Experimental Writing 2001, 2002 & 2003. His first novel, ‘Madman Chronicles: The Warrior’, is available at his website: http://pages.prodigy.net/sterner-howe. Music from the novel may be accessed at http://truefire.com/list.html?store=original_music&viewauthor=3554 or www.lulu.com/TomSternerHowe

Contact Information:
Tom (WordWulf) SternerHowe
1305 Centaur Circle
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
720-890-7217
sterner-howe@prodigy.net

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