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In The Pan

written by: Richard K. Ostrander



 Like flash paper
smoke sailing up
with a brown curl
collapsing in on itself
turning to soot at your touch
Everyone goes on
about the butterfly
but it's the moth
who tries for the light
Most days are like this
the ashtray agony
hob nail ring in pocket
the instant flame with its hope
flash bulb bright
gone just as quick

Richard K. Ostrander

Richard K. Ostrander

Richard K. Ostrander resides in the Carolinas and the interstitial spaces of thought and desire, white space between words and letters. He has two books, "The Epic of Hell Freeze" and "The Metaphysician's Daughter" both published by BlazeVOX books.
Richard K. Ostrander

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