Sarah Kennedy

(Denver, Colorado)

FIRE EATER Poem by Sarah Kennedy


The enormous blaze of lust is but

A ferocious fire that drives the fools heart

Toward the kiss ached for

And delirious perfume of an embrace

A secret champagne caress

The fevered desire for moist flesh

A turgid hunger

That flares and then fades

To a bitter flicker

Love's repulsive shadow

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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