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Inferno This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Fiery russet tendrils
Writhing hungrily
A passionate tango of gas and oxygen
Emitting a throat-clogging smog
Autumn fills my nostrils
As orange, scarlet, and gold
Caress the pale birch branches
Devoured too quickly
By this insatiable inferno
Leaving only ashen tears
In its white-hot wake
A pulsing heat of life
Radiates from a glorious destruction
A mad cacophony of crackles
Brighter, brighter, brighter, still
Clawing at the gloaming sky
As if to singe the very stars
Illuminating a lonely October

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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LifeIsPoetry said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Your word choice is absolutely intriguing! My attention is constantly held by fires, but never have I seen the image captured like this. Keep writing!
 
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