So much warmth comes from the unlikely embrace
of the giants in leather binds.
Century old friends under a dusty shroud
their heartbeats slowed to a crawl
wrinkled like those long-gone ancestors.
They may cradle you in an unending tale
of dwarves, giants, ogres and mighty maidens.
They extend their arms to offer a plunge
between the hazardous folds of untold stories
novels unraveling into the cyclone of tragedies.
Browned by the heat of ongoing passionate blaze
voices dance upon the plane on another fragment.
Record of an evolution from a mere spark
a single star identical upon the soul of infinity
it remembers a seamless story of eternity.
Comfort arises as if a caring mirage
upon the surface of all that is.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.