By Kevin Adam Flores Barbosa
Embers combust around your body To rise and fall with a wind’s gust As unborn wings emerge from Behind a blazing bronze. Through cremation of repressed rage, You manage to resurrect and rebirth yourself Bearing a warrior’s soul, soaring Across the stars like a phoenix. I travel beyond this conscious state For my projection to reach holiness On a sacred path penetrating the vast, An aurora arranged for me to follow. Your resilience makes me question my worth Yet your flames are the same that ignite My passion, my spirit, my devotion; I am but a sparked fire, burning intensely. You disorient my stellar perception With the ecstasy of thy pulchritude, By your aerial analogy of our heaven That lit in me the inextinguishable.
Kevin Adam Flores Barbosa is an American poet and short-story writer. His work is featured in Fleas on the Dog and Blink-Ink’s Kitty Wang press. He has been published in The Chachalaca Review, UTRGV’s Gallery and Pulse magazines, The Rio Review, and others. He is a bittersweet author residing in Texas.