An impulse flares suddenly up in the mind

to lick it with flames of resentment:


Slow glowing ember bears radiant shooting

A quick rising spark of imprisoned desire

fanned into mulling awareness,

re-stoking the blood fire of ancient betrayal.


Combustible thread of surprising reprisal

curling moebius-like

round memory’s blazing lemniscate:

Infinity’s sign of repeated repeatings.


Out of the blue

Out of our Egypt

She rises



How easily the ember sparks.

Eternally she burns.


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