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Scream Fire

twisting, scratching
beneath you, beneath your sanguine,
serpentine body, and everyone can see. I fight
tooth, claw, breath
and bone.
To the nail, to the wire.

Every second with you is combat,
every moment dire,
but when everything went wrong,
you never lost control,
we never blew a tire.

Every voice inside my head
calls out at once; everybody yelling,
even the liar.

A chorus of echoes lost
as they, amid the chaos,
and the terrible confusion
can hear only their own,
and never the choir.

Like an old dance hall full
of smoke and cards;
the piano plays, a nightingale sings,
and the scent of music
floats higher
on the air.

Still above me, you grind and drive,
pushing me to ground,
riding on black wings of mad desire.

Burning, falling, beating down
into the hall, into my mind, into the crowd
until it breaks, until we burn, until we
scream fire.

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