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This poem is from the December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "latent heat" square in my 12-3-17 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.


"Like a Sleeping Dragon"


The fireplace waits
like a sleeping dragon.

It slumbers through summer,
estivating, the rough brick and
smooth metal never quite cool.

In autumn, it wakens with a red roar
of flames around fresh firewood.

It breathes heat through the house
all evening, and then at night,
it drops into a doze.

In the morning,
you can lay a hand
on its flanks and feel
the latent heat,

never far away.


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Date: 2017-12-13 11:34 am (UTC)
meridian_rose: pen on letter background  with text  saying 'writer' (Default)
From: [personal profile] meridian_rose
I really love the imagery here!

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Date: 2017-12-13 11:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Seconded! Dwaaaaaaaagon. :)

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