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A Warm Fire, but Make it Feelings

It snowed again today,
left the earth encrusted and my body shivering.
It’s cold in here, and I think about

bundling up,
heading out,
protected against the cold,

filling my arms with kindling,
gathering until I can gather no more,
coming home and building a fire

(Build a tinder nest,
and gently, gently,
coax a fire out of fuel and friction,
out of gentle determination).

I lie down instead,
shivering.
Posted 11/17/18
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