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25 May

Baby of Fire

I am born of fire
From the molten belly of
Vesuvius and Etna and
Mountains long gone
Before man developed the language
To name them

I am not a God
Nor an elemental
Nor anything of myth

I am just a man
Like any other man
With atoms in my body
Older than the concept of time
Atoms that the earth’s crust
Spewed up
Millennia ago

I have waited for these atoms to cool
So they could form my crust
My shell
Like the leftover remains
That are mountains and islands

But inside
The atoms still burn

I am born of fire
And though I am not a mountain
Nor an island

I am still lava
Looking for the sea

 
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