6.08.2010

Decoct


A kettle on a stove
g
n...
i......
s.......
i..........
steam r............
and just as the whistle is about to blow

there is no
sound
just steam
just
g
n..
i.....
pressure climb.......
the water is hot but it's not
boiling

it's hot enough
to burn the skin
but the pressure within
[within]
cannot escape
stuck in a space
trapped in a place
where heat and steam
fight for release
trapped beneath
the urge to explode

to break free of this curse
but what's worse
the fire doesn't subside
no
it rides
the steam
the pressure
percolating
building
bubbling
seeping through the cracks
sweating
wet

smoke screens
steeped in steam
I scream
then simmer
still
no sound

just hot
water