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Rated: 18+ · Book · Dark · #2213519
A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#987826 added July 11, 2020 at 11:01am
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Careless Me!
Careless Me!

Oh, careless, careless, careless me!
In the magic
of the flickering candlelight
I forgot
the naked flame
that consumed and fed on
the candlewick.
And I knocked one sideways,
tipped it over
and that flame,
now set loose,
continued to burn.
In a matter of seconds
my once-contained fire
spread.
Paper fed it,
material too,
and for a few seconds
I really floundered,
did not know what to do,
until the here and the now
banished the fantasy,
brought me up short
and I beat it out,
I quashed the blaze
that so easily could have consumed
my life.
But the repercussions...
they cut like a knife.
I've lost it all,
that moment of connection,
those made up memories,
and am left sitting here in what seems to be
a water-logged and soggy rejection
of me by you.
The moment's gone,
fled away,
perhaps in fear of those threatening flames
or maybe my mind has decided
that there's finally been
enough of its games.

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