Orange and Black

Summer's retreat.
     Shade's evaporate.

Jack-o'-lantern guts.
     Socks at a funeral.

Cinnabar wand.
     Grim spells.

Flames behind the mountain.
     Crow's eye.

Lava flows at night.
     Widow dips her leg in this ink.


Cracks in amber.
     Holes in space.

Martian soil.
     Moon's reclusive reverse.

Rusting hulks.
     Fathoms below.

Discarded peel.
     Neglected attic corners.

Knawed root.
     Giggles at a grave.

Overripe persimmon.
     Frostbite's kiss.

2015 John Goss