I’m burning while i write this; i hear my feet sizzling; the same pair i stand firm, face to face to the devil with…Man, I’m starting to sweat, i feel my legs getting heated, thinking about how i walked this path feeling defeated… Fire moving up past my waist, burning all of the fears hidden in my core…flames tattoo their way up my chest, making the scares on my heart permanent…I’m crying from my soul but my tears aren’t putting out the blaze…i feel a cool breeze in my ear telling me, I WILL SAVE YOU IF YOU LET ME!!! i look up and see him, my saviour, his arms extended for me…i reach up, arms and hands turning into ash…i touch him…i am whole…HE SAVED ME!!!
A gift for New York verse enthusiasts: Tumblr and Knopf Books are sponsoring “A Celebration of Poetry” at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, April 23. Featured readers include Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, and two poets from the Tumblr community, namely Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko. The event is open to the public and starts at 7pm. Meanwhile, check out more poetry on Tumblr.