Phillip Luke Sinitiere

Emotion’s Oxygen 

I want to crawl inside
your skin and touch
the imprint of what
I have caressed only
from a distance, which
is to say, brush
betwixt and between the
glistening canyon of familiar
terrain in which blistering
lava’s silence speaks a
language all our own.

Phillip Luke Sinitiere teaches history and humanities at the College of Biblical Studies, a predominately African American school located in Houston’s Mahatma Gandhi District and delights in moments of poetic communion between words and ideas.