Live Wires

Photo by Eunice Stahl on Unsplash
Photo by Eunice Stahl on Unsplash

Live wires dare to touch

To spark in cobalt blue

To start a fire and burn the world

To burn this observer, too

Live wires, they dance

They pulse and wiggle like worms

Multicoloured, though browning

Touching each other in turns

Live wires, we were, once

Not split and spitting

But a single conducting cable

From where I was sitting

Live wires drawn together

To kill the gloom

When truly the gloom was ours

In that little, sheltered room

Thank you for reading

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.


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