Robbie Coburn & Michele Seminara: Collaboration # 9
The Charred World (Robbie Coburn)
I seek the sky at dawn,
windowless air ignites the fires
blinded and choked by the sodium glow.
hell. too hot to breathe
exposed skin a moving target
scratched and broken
until ash has scaled the length of bodies.
a thrown landscape. I realise grief
comes too late to harness. an inferno
unfolds drumming along the grasses
circling trees stoking the leaves
yellow to black, and always red
the wind pinches like an accelerated
flame smoking eyes
the houses have gone up, already
the people are kissed by gas corpses.
I live here for days beside them
the sleeping shells voiceless, embers
catching innocent burial lots.
this is nature, then. no way to fight
a silent evil begging any god to
burn the charring world
miles from the source of light.
Sodium Glow (Michele Seminara)
this landscape of grief unfolds
miles from light.
begging a silent god
I seek the sky;
a thrown fight.
accelerated burial, eyes
kissed by nature's evil,
I live beside the innocent,
a smoking body
my windowless skin
an exposed sleeping target —
for days the drumming
of the black wind