The Burning

Mistaking her warmth for love,

He wrapped his arms around her fiery limbs,

Burning with what he confused for passion

Being blinded by the ash of his heart burned alive,

Breathed her in, filled his lungs with smoke and the fumes of dying soul

Extinguishing the hopes of others

And choked too late trying to kiss her

Finding himself consumed, dried of life,

brittle crackling shell now aflame with misplaced hurt

Kindling only a greater hunger

A loveless devouring

Give Sharkey a piece of your mind.

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