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November 13, 2013

 

The Flame

 

On the circus surrounding Mayor Rob Ford, and ourselves

 

we built a fire, one day

so bored of life, it seemed

a good thing to do at the time

so warm and communal too

and we basked

its comforting glow

shown but unrevealed

for a time forgetful

of our cold

 

and we fed it

too much

and it grew

too  much

and became

too much

a danger

 

like a guard-monster

soon more a danger

to us

than the dark outside

had been

but once a monster

outgrows its need

it stays where it wants

so with the fire

that burns what it will

 

disgusted

with the fire

we tried to leave

but couldnt

 

cold within its distracting

glow

 


Each New Day A Miracle
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