ONCE…

once the wind
flew me, lifted me
past mountains
and hills

drunk with the force
in my face
running  hotly
in the gusted dust

now that same wind
beats me, bends me
to its will
batters my dreams

south wind
freezes my bones
hunts out the blood
where it hides

but the fire
burns on

 

© Maureen Sudlow

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