A pyro talks briefly of addiction

December 16, 2012
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Sometimes, I’ll be aflame
And people will think I’m smoking
The muscles in my arms melting
Dripping down into my legs

But I’m not proud of this
This, sensation
Let in like the fib you told tomorrow
Like that cat hungry at your door
Waiting, just waiting
For you to get the mail

And yet who knew that when the birds fly south
They bring their problems with them?
A bird to call her mate, which
Sounds like water, which I need.
But, don’t you see?
These lungs I’ve grown black?
The bones in my body are bending towards
A lake, I will only dream of.

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Sparkle1pops This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm
Hey! I like how you wrote this so that everyone can get something from it. You did vry well with imagery in this poem. 
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