2nd Chance


chance 1.0
he blew on desire

he thrust 1.1
into lust, by
1.2

he was a bona fide liar, at 1.3
was on his knees in dust,
1.4

mere ash of fire, by
chance number 2,

caked in rust, he remembered all
as a dizzy gyre
seeing it for what it was:

mere gust of the breath
of a pyre

Jim Culleny
1/3/19
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