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A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#989260 added July 27, 2020 at 9:25am
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Digging And Chipping Away
Digging And Chipping Away

You dig
and you dig,
chipping away
at my reluctance
to engage
in any kind
of argument.
Like a dog with a bone
you won't let it go,
and soon
you'll start
internal sparks.
I'll swallow them back,
smoke behind
a curled up tongue
but still you go on -
chip, chip, chip...
and the fire is gaining
in strength;
the smoke escapes
between my lips
even though I have
clamped them shut.
You are trespassing here
on my own mental turf
and it's your final
chance to retreat
and show some respect,
let me cling on to some dignity...
but dig, dig, dig
and there will be a conflagration
of words brought about
by a fire that
you kindled.

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