Brimstone Bones


The opening stanza of Seth Kowalski’s “Die in the Light” reads,

“Fire and Brimstone
Fills these cold bones
Burn up the marrow
Last ash of tomorrow
Rest in the shade, drown your sorrows
Autumn arrives, decay eagerly follows
All the flaws and faults, the ego so eagerly borrows
Cast into shadows, the conscience falls prey to hollows”

Through meticulously chosen words that form waves throughout his poem, Kowalski creates a rhythm that presents itself in opposites, constantly experiencing everything in both bright and dark lights. Get a feel for the rest of the poem in the upcoming issue.

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