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Gasoline and Hellfire

March 8, 2018

Sean Michael, October 2017

The more that I want something
The more I become beholden to that thing
And as I seek that thing out
I become beholden to those whom I seek it from

Tethered to my desire
Perpetual aching lust
Needing wants
Discarding needs

A spark that turns into a flame
Spreading like a wildfire
Devouring all until only it remains
The progenitor of pleasure and pain

Feverish flash
Hollow inside
The taste of ashes in my throat
Wanting what I can not have the most

 

Posted for dVerse Poets, Open Link Night #215, March 8, 2018

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9 Comments
  1. scotthastiepoet permalink

    Been there… and really feel this Sean… A strong write…

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  2. Yes, I think we will all find some resonance in this, Sean. Always happy to see you here. You have much to share.

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  3. So very true. I can mos de f relate to this. I hope you are well.

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  4. Good point about becoming beholden to what we desire.

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  5. Great poem! “The progenitor of pleasure and pain…” Often the way it is when things are out of reach!
    Dwight

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  6. I know that desire… but it also mellows when you age, which is a curse and a blessing.

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  7. So true, I specially like your opening lines~ And its hard, wanting what we can’t have the most~

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  8. I have felt that way and still do. I still don’t have it. Lol!

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  9. hypercryptical permalink

    A strong write indeed (and much wisdom there).
    I think I understand why you have written these words…
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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