Lisa M. Cole




My Cat Eye Blazes


It has always been this way: I only have
one true calling.

I am dust.
I am a cave.

Do you see the drudge?
Do you breathe in the murky water?

The weight
of my severing is a flare

The wink
of my cat eye blazes,

& then, finally, you see
the split of my body’s sun.







Lisa M. Cole is the author of Dreams of the Living, and Heart Full of Tinders, both forthcoming from ELJ Publications. Lisa has also written a variety of chapbooks, most recently, The Love Machine from Yellow Flag Press. You can find out more about Lisa at her website:






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