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There is a fire.

There is a fire outside my door, a reddened flame beside my sill.

Fit over top, deadened still, sit
distressed floorboards, tokenized form.

From my repose, a leadened, broke
figure, entrapped by soot and grime;
lies that round my fleshy threshold.

Heat wicking at nasal mantle
with burnt tendril, a puff of smoke
that snuck its way throughout a crack
in my door, to find its way home.

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