fallen angel image

Two Hot Haiku by h. l. nelson

Summer skin burns fast
Red soothed under lover’s hand
Scorching heat between.


Her essence breathes fire
She ignites and consumes all
I’m embers and ash.

h. l. nelson is Founding Editor-in-Beef of Cease, Cows. She is also a former sidewalk mannequin. (Yes, that happened.) She has been published or is forthcoming at PANK, Hobart, Metazen, Bartleby Snopes, and Pure Slush. Tell her your favorite planet: hlnelson.com.

Lead image: “Fallen Angel” (original image via Chris Davis)