I see fireworks

Kathryn Bennett is a 32-year-old writer from Grand Junction, Colorado. She has lived many lives in many worlds, including a laissez les bons temps roulers stint in New Orleans. Her favorite food is still pizza. Kathryn’s background includes a Master’s in Public Health, during which she learned marketing strategies for getting people to “buy” things they hate, such as vegetables and exercise. Her chapbook, Help Me Reach 1,000 Likes: A collection of poems for the Technology Age was released February, 2017 and is available in physical print or digitally on Amazon.

Visitant will feature three selections from her chapbook June – August 2017.

This work describes the feeling that comes along with an episode of psychological mania.


I see fireworks

Tonight.
I promise.
When I wake up I will
Delve into my brain
Spool out the tendrils
Scalding fingers
Strings of acid, muscle, memory

Bright burning raw clear
Laser sharpness slicing my vision
I, malestrom

I, transformation

Becoming phosphorus
Humming production
Whirling, marking, moving, grasping, spinning
Breathing in and in and in and in
Gasping for more! Always!
Never exhale
Rocket into the sky

You, scorcher,
You, give me permission to dampen this light
Just for a second?
Just to slow
my
thoughts
down

Shooting the apex

Softness, cool night
The calm, reserved poise
Crave the control
Before the explosion

Teeth, tongue, words
Pop! Peel
From your skull

Swallow them whole
And start again.

[image: Jessica Pages]

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