Scuzzbucket
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Brow Catches Fire

On seeing myself in the oil lamp

Photo by Joshua Bartell on Unsplash

Blue smoke billows
from the corner of my mouth.

Eyes fixed, intent on yellow glare,
Into the reflection of a lamp I stare.

Blown glass and faded weary light
render my face contorted.
Brow catches fire, cheek is concave,
and the imagery is all lost
with the burden of…

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Josie ElBiry

Josie ElBiry

3x Top Writer “This Happened to Me”. Creative nonfiction, short fiction and poetry. Thank you for reading.