Treasure Island

Monique Hillebrecht


Wind makes me just as Fire


The wind makes me feel-
finally free
The stronger it hits my skin-
the more vividly I see

The fire is inside of me

I go outside-
and touch the wind

Hearing cracks and licks-
as if being whipped

I raise my hands-
yearning so much freedom
My eyes shut
Not knowing what it is I've done-
I realize
Watching this fire in black darkness
And behind closed eyes-
I hear the whips-
and see the rage

Fire is angry
It wants just as much freedom as I
And there-
I understand
In a trance-
I watch this as if it were my child
This fire is my strength
Having all the courage and the power to break free

-yet-

My body refuses to let go
To let this 'thing' called strength take over
And this wind-
it shows me
It shows me what I keep

I keep my fire-
I keep my power

Wind makes me realize-
The strength that I keep is as strong as fire

Submitted: Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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