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Effigy

I am on fire:
flames licking my bones like
the boys expect the girls to –
like you expected me to.

I am fire:
Sagittarius, pheonix, salamander;
consuming every hateful word,
leaving ashes where they were.

What you grew is long gone:
field razed by flames, by the
fire of your self-hate,
by the
effigy
of me
that

you burned
to save me.

Fire doesn’t work that way.
I don’t work that way.
I am fire.

Posted 07/10/15
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