Mother Earth belches
poison. Her drool melts bedrock.
So let’s talk flowers.


Only by my house.
Not on other street corners
or exoplanets.


After a quick nip,
she settles down to digest
the skin from my nose.

Poet’s Notes:

The primary image features ash plumes generated by the Kilauea volcano. Image credit: USGS via NWS/NOAA.

Secondary images by Jake Christensen.