Carbon Dust

poem about volcano

Poem

Life is like
a burning
ember

crackling
on the edge
of an inferno

but the flames
never arrive
instead

the slow
consumption
of the soul

when heat
rises to the
point of combustion

nothing remains
for the fires
to consume

except
carbon
dust

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photograph by Ybrayym Esenov

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Sergio Remon Alvarez

Born in Madrid Sergio moved to New York City at a young age. He studied playwriting under Karl Friedman and theater at Purchase College. After college, Sergio moved to Alta, Utah where he was a dish washer, waiter, handyman, ski repairman, firefighter and free-skier. Upon his return to New York City, Sergio has alternately been a bookseller, boxer, painter, translator, graphic artist, jazz musician, and writer. He studied creative writing at Gotham Writer's Workshop, the Unterberg Center for Poetry, the St Marks Poetry Project, and New York University. He currently splits his time living in New York and Madrid. He runs with the bulls in Pamplona.

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