I'm sick of killing time. This long death burns
away the years without a scar or tan
to show for endless days and creaking turns
around the sun. The slow decay of man,
our world of shadows lit by drifting ashes.

I'll find a way out; flames are just dancing lies;
just petty things. I'll fill this cave with flashes
of lightning, lay my hands on flesh, and prise
each person from their cage of skin; use my knife
to free them from their unexamined life.

Eloise Stonborough

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