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Monday, January 31, 2011

Fighting a Liar

I am lighting a fire
with a hand full of fuses
pockets of sticks and stones

I am fighting a liar
who stands by the window
refusing like hell to fight back

My world pours with rain
turning glass to a wall
soul bleeding out on the floor

My world roars with pain
and the ash melts to mud
truth blowing away on the air

Come wind, tease my ears
swell against my cold heart
revive now my life from this ruin

Come wind, ease my tears
I’ll lean into your strength
rise from the ashes and soar

1 comment:

  1. Like this - very strong opening, great flow, very evocative!

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