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Oxygen

I was here    
gasping  
a coal-glow ember    
existing on fumes    
nibbling the kindling scattered      
on the floor    
I crawl      
sputtering in the dark    
     
hunger in my veins for more    
more than this life of drift wood    
and leaf litter starvation    
I spit at it    
curse the gnawing growling grumble    
that rumbles through the night    
     
days of nothing but grey dross    
sparks of embers scattered to the sky    
floating far beyond the lowly existence  
I can eek out in this wet forest    
     
then you appeared    
dripping muse like gasoline    
feeding succour to the hungry    
a black shot of debauchery    
sloughing off reality    
soaked in metaphor    
     
and here I am    
ravenous      
   
I run head long into      
you    
     
Polystyrene-gasoline    
Oxygen      
     
I see a flare of what could be    
raging    
a blazing path of destruction    
fuelled  by dark want    
and aching need
Nevermindthegaps
Written by Nevermindthegaps
Published | Edited 24th Jun 2022
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