Visions of an inferno. Queer fire dwells
out there. Fire of the fallen is still fire
that loves you; down to your genes, to your cells.
I do not question what I call desire.
It’s the twist of vulgar gender that piques
me. The drive of geezerbirds and chickboys.
All that bright rich sky in a storm that shrieks
leaden control. Rebel angels knew joys
that their coup d’état brought. To rise. To romp
in flesh that we’re given. To love secrets
that fill the soul, fill up an inferno.
Let’s be messy children who love to stomp,
sing and burn; let’s be the flame that poets
dream of. This fire: make it love, not sorrow.