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I Tread a Fiery Region

May 15, 2011
By QuixoticDreamer SILVER, Birnamwood, Wisconsin
QuixoticDreamer SILVER, Birnamwood, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Food for thought requires a mind with teeth. -The Two Princesses of Bamarre

I tread a fiery region.
My callused feet blister and shriek
my eyes, two streams
try to douse the heat,
but only raze my cheeks
and leave lightning scars.
My heart quakes, shivers
in the flash of fever
my hands tremble, knotted fingers
clutched in silent prayer
my lungs gasp and shudder,
searching stale air for breath
untainted, untried, fresh.
My knees quiver, I fall.
I tread a fiery region-

The author's comments:
Love is not rainbows and butterflies, or kisses and giggles. But this piece is not meant to be morbid; it is the realistic picture of just one moment of many that I spent in love.

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