Let’s burn ourselves

beneath the stars,

peel away the layers

of sore skin until

we are nothing but dust – cold,

unfeeling light intertwined

like struck matches

torn at the edges

by the fire between us,

between our lips,

between my thighs,

love me and extinguish me,

wrap your arms around

my wilderness and free me,

let me be above and below you,

let us love until we forget how to think.

Let us love until we are extinct.



Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

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