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MOLTEN FIRE

Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)

Molten fire
  flowing through my veins
Razor blades
  slash within my brain,
Burning fire-drops
  seep to my fist
Searing up ‘long my arm
  from my fire-sown wrist.

Molten agony
  the pain flows on again
Lasting for hours
  I’d swear I’m half insane,
Agony intensifies
  as through my arm it flows
Till excrutiating agony is
  the only thing I know.

Molten fire burning
  from my elbow to wrist
My hand is surely burning
  Too sore to form a fist,
Burning agony keeps
  climbing to my brain
Burning like my vein’s afire
  until I’m near-insane!

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About this poem

After receiving harsh antibiotics in 2007, to cure a lung infection, my right hand and arm to the elbow were sore and numb for a week.

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