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flameless

Posted to Poetry




like trying
to light a wet
match
pressing my finger
into the head
and pulling
it quickly
across the
rough strip
creating not
friction,
but watching as
the sulphur
falls away
from the cardboad
and the match
is left naked
and still
quite sparkless-
not so much as
a smolder
just another
dead match.