That Flicker by Andy Eycott

There it is,  

that flicker 

in the eye 


I saw it once 

in a mirror, 

like fire. 


I felt it 

like a fever 



a flame 

that burnt sound  

from my ears, 


that consumed 


without reason 



with alcohol 

the passion grew. 


I fear for him, 

for the journey 

coming to him. 


I remember 

what it was like 

to be wild.