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red rose with ice crystals on the edges

Sonnet 5

We brought to burn debris of broken pasts, Uprooted loves now dead and splintered, come Ignite these kindled leaves and twigs-

our drafts 'Tween mouths do brighten smold'ring embers, born A child ember to smoke to fire, she Lives only off the brothered brush that died. So fuel it, feed it, burn us hot and high-

To survive, we must stand on either side. But missing and longing brought heart's sick aching, So sabotaged our fired to smother us Control like death just bend not breaking, You drank, and sought soft warmth from another. From fueléd fanned flames sweating desperately, Our fires could be put dark instantly.