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  • Omar Najam

flames by Tiuri


People say I reflect I’ve “no light of my own” Nothing’s burning inside me they say I’ve never shone

Like a taunt and a joke Sol’s rays hit my face mocking: “mirror these flares! You are seen by my grace.”

Now I pull at the waters make a show of my might I’m demanding your awe You will howl at my sight!

Just keep saying I’m a dark lifeless echo of light for the lies that you spread keep your mind occupied while thinking your telescopes have never once lied you know not (yet) of the flames growing on my far side

A poem with a painting of the moon, of flames, of a wolf

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