I tried to brush the heat from my skin

But it could not be knocked loose.

I sat in silence, the room empty and bright.

I knew somewhere there were fires going.

Fires that my heart had not wept.

Fires that ate up whole landscapes.

And the whole time I was going insane

Quietly so as not to invite attention.

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6 thoughts on “Heat

  1. And the whole time I was going insane

    Quietly so as not to invite attention.

    It is an admirable quality to be able to retain civility and composure when we are going insane. Just because all our plausibility structures are collapsing around us is no reason to put on a public display of helplessness.

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