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Rated: E · Poetry · Dark · #2224288
Liberation is not often as freeing as we would like to believe.
Ceiling is Sky

There’s no safe place.
Nowhere to run and hide.
Face the fire.
Face the flame.
Breathe deep and pick a side.

There’s no haven.
Home isn’t home for me.
All sides burning.
Ceiling is sky.
Take the baby and flee.

My mother ran.
North to run and hide.
Faced the fire.
Faced the flame.
Breathed deep and picked a side.

Now here I am.
My foe is gone from me.
All sides burnt.
Ceiling is sky.
Took the baby to flee.

Why still here?
Holding the match in my hand?
Faced the fire.
Faced the flame.
Breathed deep, now I do it again.
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