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Flame on water

those petals of orange flowers

shaping the rock

in the hurrying current of the stream

like the wax figure of a maiden

falling

in an orange corset

down

into the water

that washes away

or

spurting up

in molten fire

shaping itself

into a spire

of God sense

spotting for a moment

in the wilderness

 

©Floyd Salas, 2019


Floyd Salas is an award-winning author of nine books (novels, poetry and memoir), including the novel Tattoo the Wicked Cross which earned a place on the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Western 100 List of Best 20th Century Fiction. He was 2002-2003 Regent’s Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, writer for the NBC drama series, Kingpin, and the recipient of California Arts Council and NEA fellowships. www.floydsalas.com

 

 

                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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