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POEM: Hungry Chambers

by Cecilia Odenbaugh - January 9, 2020

Beneath a cold and lifeless window

bones upon bones stacked up high

as if they climbed upon each other

desperate and frantic to escape the Flame.

The Fire that charred engulfed the bodies—

burnt flesh swirled around the air

carcasses rotting, falling

kindling the ravenous Flame.

Those bodies— left empty and alone—

tried but fell short

like a Fly that had but one wing

falling short to a hungry Flame.


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