brothers wield thin torches through Urbino
Leon, where gypsy tents blossom
carnivals—a blur of silk, glint of steel
Parents sent me half way around
world to forget their scorched throats,
university lectures filled my lungs
With vagabonds I found sparks
memory from before my birth.
act with Hellish delight.
My mind smolders,
they just want fiery tricks.
be kindled from ancient wood foraged
Here girls use what’s left
my library for their watery plays.
From the back
the tent I watch Nina flutter like light.