To Burn a World

To Burn a World BRIANNA LYN SAHAGIAN-LIMAS We could be the world to e ach other. We could be ligh t unfiltered by the evergre en, the slow-burnt brown of b oth. The warmth of our multiplying bodies trapped betw een the layer s wrapped around the mounta ins, insulating the sky . We could plan t warhead s and smokestacks. er Th e are several ways to bur n a world . e f Th riction between our neighboring hea rts intense enough to ma ke us spark and flame. Grow clouds that the s ky wouldn’t grow its elf. Our bodies stick y, sheets of sweat buildin g in space behind kne es when we stand too clos e to the fire catching. We can watch it me lt, layers of paint slidin g down the wal ls like frosting on ca ke, 93 left out in the sun when the birthday b oy realizes he ha tes chocolate. Drywall and plaster cur ling and peelin g from wood beams that in turn w ill buckle and with er. Brick and mortar tur n mercury, poo l into river s on fire. Downtown skid row and everyone we kno w will http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

BRIANNA LYN SAHAGIAN-LIMAS We could be the world to e ach other. We could be ligh t unfiltered by the evergre en, the slow-burnt brown of b oth. The warmth of our multiplying bodies trapped betw een the layer s wrapped around the mounta ins, insulating the sky . We could plan t warhead s and smokestacks. er Th e are several ways to bur n a world . e f Th riction between our neighboring hea rts intense enough to ma ke us spark and flame. Grow clouds that the s ky wouldn’t grow its elf. Our bodies stick y, sheets of sweat buildin g in space behind kne es when we stand too clos e to the fire catching. We can watch it me lt, layers of paint slidin g down the wal ls like frosting on ca ke, 93 left out in the sun when the birthday b oy realizes he ha tes chocolate. Drywall and plaster cur ling and peelin g from wood beams that in turn w ill buckle and with er. Brick and mortar tur n mercury, poo l into river s on fire. Downtown skid row and everyone we kno w will

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Published: May 10, 2019

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