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by Katrina Thornley 9 days ago in social commentary / heartbreak
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Or extinguish

A fire crackles

In the center of a field,

Left abandoned

To raise and roar

If the wind blows correctly,

Or perhaps the long awaited rain

Will cascade upon burning skin,

And extinguish the flames

We fought so hard to create

Before running off again,

To worlds we know,

Worlds we created

With little effort

And little care.

Perhaps we crave

The wind more than the rain.

Katrina Thornley is a nature poet and novelist that resides in Rhode Island. She has two poetry collections currently published, a novel, as well as a short story anthology. Her poetry collections "Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature" and "Arcadians: Wooden Mystics" were inspired by a local park and life in her small rural town. You can find them on Amazon now!

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Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author and poet. You can find Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature and Arcadians: Wooden Mystics on Amazon now. Her debut novel Kings of Millburrow is now available!

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  • Cuse Rappabout 7 hours ago

  • Gunnarabout 7 hours ago

    This was beautiful

  • Gejionovskyabout 8 hours ago

    Amazing poetry. Thank you for sharing.

  • Cucchia Tinabout 11 hours ago

    Amazing poetry. Thank you for sharing.

  • Kendall Defoea day ago

    Does it burn or bring a light? I kept thinking about the uses of many types of fire as I read this... Excellent work!

  • Such a gorgeous poem. Keep up the excellence!! Sooo dope!!

  • Zakari Runge6 days ago

    Love it!! :)

  • Natalia Grin7 days ago

    Amazing poetry. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jessi7 days ago

    lovely! I really like your style.

  • great text. Amazing..

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