Archive for September 4th, 2022

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Trick of the Tongue by Alex Jane Cope

See there you go speaking
to the salamander
in my throat
again

slick heat in the near rain.

The present trembles
as you open it

and you were up all night,
your moth breath flickering
at the tip of a lighter

blue flames sucked in the wind.

I’ve told you
there are no guarantees in weather reports
but see there you go

speaking to the salamander in my throat again.

From: https://therumpus.net/2022/03/24/rumpus-original-poetry-three-poems-by-alex-jane-cope/

Date: 2022

By: Alex Jane Cope (19??- )