Rachel Dacus, "Flame"



We spill together,
we flare and light.

The warmth of your hand
like the scarlet streaks
on an apple’s green skin.
Your eyes full of torment

as when fire consumes the log
until one dark crack
in the middle

cools and the two halves
fall to ash.


Rachel Dacus is a poet and dramatist whose works include the spoken word CD A God You Can Dance and two poetry books, Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau. Her recently published book, Gods of Water and Air, is a collection of poetry, prose, and drama.