these are my letters
to myself.

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Another experiment with poetic form. This is one is about the destruction of Pompeii, while also acting as a metaphor for the relationship between the narrator and another person.

vesuvius -- octain refrain

January 10, 2019



Climbing up great Vesuvius,
Finding fire, your desire. You-
Needed to be loved, so you threw-

Obsidian stone, storms, the dawn.
Finding people swarming, so warm,
Now hearing Vulcan's heady yawn.

Pluto counts the Roman souls due,
Marching down great Vesuvius.


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  • _________

    Beautifully constructed and the metaphor shines out in beauty :D

    almost 2 years ago