Valerie O'Rourke Kitts

(Washington Grove, Maryland, USA)

The Flash

Poem by Valerie O'Rourke Kitts

Pale reed writhing
As if in ecstacy or pain,
Once kissed by the wind
And caressed by the rain,
What of your mud-soaked foot
Now dancing in the flame?
Nothing, save the soot;
Not a thing remains.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003