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Sestina, by Will Fortune

The blue salamander, breathing her fire,
traced out the words as she flew through the air -
I ran forth to greet her! She touched down to earth.
She smiled and spilled her truth in my mind.
Her belly was full of eggs, pregnant with meaning.
I ate them all slowly; they stayed in my heart.

“But how could this be? And who knows my heart?
Could this be another trial by fire?”
Wondering, puzzling, guessing the meaning,
keeping my feet from treading the air.
Lessons I'd already learned filled my mind,
as I prayed to be brought down gently to earth.

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