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Thursday, February 5, 2009

FEVER




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When an angel or a god descends,
you don't ask why.
You don't question stormwinds,
thunder, lightning.

My knees buckled when I saw him.
My mouth and throat went dry,
a fever scorched my skin,

and I was shaking.

I wanted to hide,
I wanted to see and be seen.

I asked him where he lived.
He cursed and knocked me down.

When I came to, he was gone.

In this encounter, who lost? Who won?
He had the thrill of acting macho--
But I bear deep in every vein
a hidden flame, the fire of Michelangelo. 


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