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09/06/2016

Earth

Zein Sa'dedin

Wildfire you wound me touch me
turn me over my aching self my parts
downside right upside left you rid me
of my breath deoxygenate my death
bed I accept my dependence on your
déjà vu tongues uprooting my past
and searing off the last layer of skin

Wildfire you bleed me from within
like a leach you suck out all my
toxins mutilating my acres until
mother nature heals my wounds
with holy water

Wildfire for weeks you annihilate
everything I live for force me to start
over but now rest so I can make the
best of your destruction and rebuild
the world you disrupt again


‘Earth’ was published in 2016 as part of the UEA Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthology, Undertow.

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