By Emma Geller

you called me 
a lightning bolt
in a bottle,
i was all 

electric light.
against the background
of the mountains, 

electric light 
against the sky.

silent instead, i shocked you
with my smile, eyes wide,
running away, stopping 
for no one. 

when i left, 
you didn’t know
i was still there, 
next to you,

I had become
your shadow
of smoke, 
your burnout.

Emma Geller is a poet, singer, and actress from Boston, MA. Her poetry has been featured in various publications, including Quillkeeper’s Press, Honeyfire Literary Magazine and Calliope’s Eyelash. You can find out more about Emma on Instagram at em_me_line.

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