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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'.
#988943 added July 23, 2020 at 10:23am
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Hands Full
Hands Full

It shouldn't be possible,
right?
To pick up a tiny flame
and cupping hands,
caress it into
something more.
No longer a gentle spark
but a ball of flame
that is almost impossible
for me to control,
to contain.
Two hands, ten fingers
blackened by the effort
of trying to stop
this conflagration
leaping out of control.
There is no real pain
but the effort
is one that drains,
that tires
but there's no opportunity
to relax.
En garde!
I'm guarding it,
guiding it,
molding it into some kind
of contained inferno;
and believe me,
I want so much to just
let it go
but I dare not
for its power to destruct
knows no bounds.


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