by Joanna

When I step into the night
To light my smoke
Conversations with you slide around
Like marbles in the old wooden maze
Twisting fingers
And skirt hems
I keep am open channel
Though it burns my soul
Flames escaping in searing smoke
Ringed with the mark of you love
Eternities pass between
When I cry
And when I smile
Hurting to the bone
On short and long kisses
Melting the ache
Only in my mind