Inside a Ceramic [S]Hell

by A.J. Huffman

Inside a Ceramic [S]Hell


Steam hovers . . . waiting . . .

                                                for the touch

of a tentative tongue’s breathing


lap 1.  A stroke of time begins

to form:  slightly hesitant in-

haling.  Warm[th]             up              then nostrils

                              flows        to lips

flare.  Follow.


                           Step 2.  Skin touches

liquid.  Repeating quick successions.  Color

and calming sanity

                               settle.  Over 3.  The amber vortex


is evaporating. 

It’s molecules seeping seductively

into my own.  Rationale:  two tiny printed words . . .


caffeine free.


A light is switched off

                                      4.  The evening is gone.


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Writers Bio

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published four collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, Cognitive Distortion, and . . . And Other Such Nonsense.  She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer's Gazette, and The Penwood Review.  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at and!/poetess222

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