2014 Day 2 – Burning

She was never good enough, he told her,
Though she blazed star-bright for him
Till she burned out.
Now, in the dark,
His mouth is filled with ashes.



Note: the prompt was to go to Reb Livingston’s Bibliomancy Oracle, get a random quotation and write a poem inspired by it. The quote I got was:

Be more radical, star, you will say

Don’t stand there burning)

from “Materialist Horoscope” by Vanessa Jimenez Gabb


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