Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

Creation of Caldera

Pouring fire from hand to hand,
cupping heat as if it is
coffee, or cream, or caramel
as it thickens. So luscious.
So liquid, round to the touch,
glowing orange as ripe pumpkins,
as blown glass’ slow expansion
into an enormous egg,
wavering and transparent
and light, a bubble popping.
The curve aches open, cradles
what it has yet to contain.
Lips paint themselves, boundaries
noted and knotted with lines
of microfractures lacing
and shivering that thick edge,
delicate over sturdy,
grace overlaying hard bones.