Written for: Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge
“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Burn (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Burn the Midnight Oil,” “Burn, Baby, Burn,” and “Burn Everything.”
When love is a consuming burn
body fires with a constant flush
secret scents ’round every turn.
When love grows cold, and spurns
body cools, heart no longer feels that rush.
From each fading romance, you learn.