March 21, 2022 by The Citron Review
by Kip Knott
The match stutters,
catches on the word “fire”
before flames compel the fallen
leaves to sing a chorus of smoke.
Kip Knott is the author of two full-length collections of poetry–Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom, and so on and Clean Coal Burn–both available from Kelsay Books. His first collection of short stories, Some Birds Nest in Broken Branches, is forthcoming in 2022 from Alien Buddha Press. You can follow him on Twitter at @kip_knott and read more of his writing at kipknott.com. Currently, he lives in Delaware, Ohio, with his wife and son.