Jeanie Tomasko


Erubescent, adj.

1. Stuck in my throat, the word for fire. 2. And the one for complicated tones of red. 3. Or a Friday night, Pacific time. Sunset. 4. Your beach, I’m visiting. So I invite you to your beach for a revival. 5. You, in your red coat. 6. Across the flames I watch your face. It’s embarrassing how I can’t say love. 7. How I blush. 8. You should have kissed me right there, put your sweet cinnamon tongue in my mouth in front of all of us singing Jesus songs. 9. Told us what it is love wants. 10. You with that dragon between the sternum and the spine. 11. Heart of the matter, after all.




























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