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  • Gary Hunter

Fire Speaks - Feb. 28, 2022

I love the stories

a good fire tells

the animated exaggerated far-fetched

spoken with wide tongues of flame

pops and snaps for side effects

and some smoky dialog

thrown into the face

the eyes turn from

though at the end of the night

the last one begins more like

a secret to lean in to

told more slowly and softly

perhaps an ancient clue

a peek into a mystery

which for some reason

for some other impatient need

I never stay to hear revealed

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