(I’m Burning Up)

By Hazel Smith, TIWP Student

(i’m burning up)
im on fire
the flames kiss my fingertips

and it spreads
my clothes shrivel and warp

and the ash flies
my hair lights up

now i have a mane of orange and yellow
a halo of smoke above my head

im on fire
and nobody sees it

so my rings melt
and my lips burn

my brows singe
and my soul ignites

my lungs fill up with everything but air
the atmosphere around me consumed by flames

im on fire
(im burning up)

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