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Monday, February 15, 2010

Fire in the Desert

A furnace burns

In the red desert.

My feet are hot;

My heart yearns

For gold.

My hands are dry;

My lips thirst

For gold.

My back is scorched;

My eyes search

For gold.

My skin is black;

My flesh melts.

My insides sweat;

And are formed

Into gold.

A furnace burns

In the red desert.

Poem by Lisa Barnes for Abbey of the Arts Poetry Party

1 comment:

Abbey of the Arts said...

Lisa, this is such a palpable poem and I love the effect of the repetition. Thank you for this offering!

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