after one month of deafness,

her anger rekindled

to a full flame.


She rambled and fumed

to a blue flowing fire,

consuming every exposed limb.


I stood back

watching the heat,

avoiding the tongues

(difficult to do)

licking out toward me.


I shook my head

tried to reach sand

water – anything-

to extinguish your fire.


Dave Barber

2 December 2008

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