in august.

in august
when fires burn bright
their taunting embers
sear the night
with ardent fingers
promising release
for me
soothing flesh
that screams with
appeasing thoughts
that rent and bleed
they hold my dreams
until l ache
and so I live
my life and wait
knowing that my
pain shall be
lessened by
her loving me.

july 5, 1999

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