Ins(a fire)ide

Some people have fires (inside)

and it flickers in their eyes

casts shadows on their skin

and stains their breath

with gemstones of smoke

and gasoline


Others have oceans

great tumultuous seas

the color of ink and blue coal

sloshing around (within) them

confounding compasses

and causing them to lose their balance


Still others have highways

leaving tire treads

and the beams of headlights

(behind) them as they walk

and while everyone else sleeps

they find their way home


And I once met a girl

who had a skyline in her eyes

I asked can I look closer

and she said of course and winked

and before I knew it

it (and she) was gone