Written by Rebecca Liu

Photograph by   Dmitry Bayer

Photograph by Dmitry Bayer

Beaming lights
from the soul into the night
thoughts crisp so mercilessly
without reason necessary
tiny eggs shed from the skin
released in the air
growing in your despair
flowing between each of your hairs

ask for reasons
reasons are questions
the higher authority
the higher imagination
the higher realm
the name you soak your reason in
might keep its means of existence
or play its mocking truth

your hands are fire
they burn what they reach
it's out of your league
go back to sleep