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Kiss Everything on Fire

Kiss Everything on Fire November 15, 2010

Everyone keeps stopping me with their urgency.

As if the secret of life was written in a corner

of their mind and before they could

read it, it burst aflame.

The first hundred times, I rushed to do their

bidding. Then one day, exhausted by my own

secrets burning, I stopped running and

kissed everything on fire.

And yes, it scarred my lip and now

I have trouble saying anything complicated,

but wind no longer gets trapped in my head.

I know you understand. I’ve seen you suffer

the secrets no one asked us to keep secret. I’ve

seen them burning up your mind. But today,

we can part the veils and let in whatever

it is we thought we had to keep out.

Today, urgency dies because the heart

has burned its excuses.

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