Treat yourself to 15% off apparel, cases and laptop skins with code FORME15

flaming out (dying star)

my head is full of words,
my body holds desire.
my heart – ah, that’s the key.
it floods with hope that then recedes
as quickly as the sucking breath
of one of those great waves
that rocks the oceans.
there’s not enough of
the hydrogen of sanity,
the helium of love
to sustain it anymore.
it flares in giant bursts –
emotions that cannot be sustained
but coalesce instead
into that heavy element,
despair.
i am a dying star.
watch me as i flame out,
but be quick or you’ll see nothing
but the black dwarf left behind.

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Hear me read this poem.

Currently unavailable for purchase



Unsustainability.

*I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON THE BANNER LINKS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. REDBUBBLE WILL DIRECT YOU AWAY FROM MY PORTFOLIO TO THEIR GENERIC PAGES OF WORK IN THOSE CATEGORIES.*

View Full Profile
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.