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Annealed by Fire

by tfawcus

Her life in tatters,
lost, and ash
concealing just the twisted knife,
a melted pot,
and bones;
calcified remains on which to build
the framework of a life again.

I saw her face, annealed by fire,
grey haired and gaunt, with lilac eye.
She gripped her spade,
and then began to dig;
such strength as this our women have.


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Written following recent New South Wales bushfires (March 2018)
Photo by Alex Harvey on Unsplash
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