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Amber and Infrared

Amber and Infrared

A Poem by Jared Orlando

Loving you put a
Fire in my belly
Like atop the wooden stave of a
Wanderer in the forest
I would carry it with me
My chest beaming
The insides of my mouth
Glowing
Amber and infrared
I would parade this
Beautiful light inside me
Through the streets
Like a luminescent celebration
But then
Without a warning
The winter winds came and
You became suffocating
And while I was sleeping
While I wasn’t looking
You extinguished me
And now that
The flames are gone
I cannot stay warm
And without it
I cannot see

© 2014 Jared Orlando


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Added on January 14, 2014
Last Updated on January 14, 2014
Tags: fire, torch, love, loss, winter, prose

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Jared Orlando
Jared Orlando

Los Angeles, CA



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