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 

rampaging, 

 

a flame 

that burnt sound  

from my ears, 

 

that consumed 

all 

without reason 

 

fuelled 

with alcohol 

the passion grew. 

 

I fear for him, 

for the journey 

coming to him. 

 

I remember 

what it was like 

to be wild.