She caught him as he fell,
took him back into her womb
the child she’d once let fly;
and gave him life a second time,
for nothing could survive her flame
but her own blood.
And so he lived a bird of fire:
the boy with wings who once had sought
his mother’s reflection in the sun.
Kaolin Imago Fire is a conglomeration of ideas, side projects, and experiments. Web development is his primary occupation, but he also programs open source games, edits Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, and occasionally teaches computer science. He has had short fiction published in Strange Horizons, Tuesday Shorts, Escape Velocity, and Alienskin Magazine, among others.