If You're On Fire

from by Francolin

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under an elm's branches
swimming in flood lights
neighbours in dance outfits
escape me
in a silvery gas
with my eyes on my nose
your torn jacket
forgave me

if i held my words
longer i'd choke
sense rebirth
on top of dasies
red laterns
on the balcony awning
gave in
after i nailed you

so if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring
it ain't my fire

if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring


near the bonfire
stirring the night
and the small explosives
i'd saved for it
in my mind's eye
like a patched up pirate
the depth of it escaped me

put the pen down
get rid of my address
and breathe
before you reach for me
if it burned for a while
it died later
and i'm glad that i
betrayed you


so if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring
it ain't my fire

if you're on fire still
it ain't my fire
similar to the rites of spring

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from Won't Let You Down, released July 2, 2012

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Francolin Melbourne, Australia

Three minutes at a time, Melbourne's Francolin play pop-music to bring colour, energy, and joy to hopeful, celebratory short stories. Swedish-born Staffan Guinane writes for cold and warm nights, doubts and shaky certainties, life and after-life and whatever lies in between. ... more

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