Burn of Love

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.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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