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Santorini – Billy Collins

 

Turn any corner in this village,
the owner of the eccentric bookstore assured me,
and you are likely to run into
the history of Greek poetry,
and sure enough there was a woman
picking out lemons from a pile of lemons
and a barber leaning in his doorway with folded arms.

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Abraham and Isaac – Thomas Dooley

You tried to take
my red metals with your wolf jaw tongs

to forge a body never to be flame-licked again
but I reached out and held you

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Lucky – Kirsten Dierking

All this time,
the life you were
supposed to live
has been rising around you

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Trans Memoir 8 – Sara June Woods

Everything was lava for a while, really. This was before Sea-Witch, & everything was on fire & lava & I was on fire & lava myself, being one small part, one aspect of that everything.  A lot of sensations have been compared to burning, like the feeling you get in your lungs when

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