fever

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his voice has a slight tremble

i can feel in my throat, like
a hot melting tar, burning away —

a fever i could catch, a freedom
i could match, and light away
another smoke to its waste.

.

© Anmol Arora 2018

For With Real Toads Fussy Little Forms: Cherita

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8 thoughts on “fever

  1. The hints in this cherita are so subtle and yet so clear, Anmol, and made the more so by the use of internal rhyme in the liness:
    ‘a fever i could catch, a freedom
    i could match, and light…’

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