Paint me a picture with countable stanzas,
colors that rhyme: directly and slant;
paint me a plot that defies its own meaning,
a pattern of time that collapses intent.
Paint me the lines that twist their own language,
the form a bit playful, but in essence profound;
paint me a picture that explains its own being,
then takes that same being, and twists it around.
Paint me a poem that’s naked when clothed,
with innocent yang and experienced yin—
make it sing loudly the chords of the soul
and paint it again. And again. And again.
Kaolin Imago Fire is a conglomeration of ideas, side projects, and experiments. Outside of his primary occupation, he also develops computer games, edits Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, and very occasionally teaches computer science. He has had poetry published in Strange Horizons, Every Day Weirdness, and Bull Spec, among others.
For Explosives Week Competition Details go here or here