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Emeralds by James Morehead

July 3, 2011

Emeralds

by James Morehead

emerald eyes burning
the sleeping reptile caverns deep
walls scaled with limestone
thick in steam of lava pools
birthplace of nightmare thoughts

stirring darkness
the creature wakes
gathering strength
and growing fire

heat licks melting walls
tunnels collapse in mighty rapids
torchlight from a hillside
calling out your name

the surface tension cracks
flame leaps from the ground
the beast forcing a new path
hidden vaults open
in a whirlpool of mud
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