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Like the earth beneath my feet, I am grounded

although at times my passion spews from deep within

incinerating everything it touches, flowing fluid streams of lava

Pausing to let things cool, I let today run into tomorrow

knowing all I laid waste to at this moment will become

fertile ground down the line

Designing a future not yet defined, abandoning a past no longer in control

Like a fire whipped into a frenzy by persistent winds, I am a storm

whirling, twisting over fields I carefully once cultivated

taking care to destroy rows of crops that provided false nourishment

deliberately culling undergrowth which threatened to choke rebirth

I was the architect of change, building castles that reached for the sky

laying each stone with bloodied hands, taking comfort in the pain

which reminded me I was still alive, finding answers to each riddle

that burned on my parched lips

Designing a future not yet defined, abandoning a past no longer in control

And when the rushing tides rolled back slowly, silently

change showed the cracks in sharp relief, serving as a lesson

that flaws are infinitely more beautiful than what is

is considered by some to be perfection

I became water, harnessing my power to soothe

Acknowledging my will to heal with each ripple of renewal

Designing a future not yet defined, abandoning a past no longer in control



photo: mine

prompts: The Rising Phoenix Review, prompt 9, #Written River, #Writer’s Write, NaPoWriMo.net Day 11

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