Paris is Burning

From Breathless (1960) by Jean-Luc Godard.

From Breathless (1960) by Jean-Luc Godard.

I awoke

This morning 

To electric moonlit message

Scalding my eyes

Paris is burning.

A broken heart

And with it, the smoldering

Of our early 20s

Naive memories

Spindling up like spires of smoke

A gothic cathedral made of black ash

to replace Notre Dame

Flecks of dust floating down the Seine

Can you talk tonight?

I really need someone to hold me now

But I think your voice whispering through the telephone wires will do 


This must be love in the apocalypse.