Flame and Longing
Golden edges flare up like flames from the light of an amber sun
A giant hole searing in the middle of my chest
The smoking evidence of something lost and something left behind
Glowing
In my memory like the sun in a rearview mirror
Ripping
My chest into thousands of mist-grey ashes
Dousing
My mind with passion's putrid, longing gasoline
A match lights
I am aflame
Let me burn out as a comet tearing a vengeful, searing line across the sky

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SapphireCat   SapphireCat wrote
on 1/28/2009 10:39:20 AM
This is a gorgeous poem! The words are packed with imagery and emotions. My favorite line is 'dousing my mind with passion's putrid, gasoline'. Awesome!!!

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