Ghosts Marked Across Stone

I remember the day
when I saw the snake
encaged with flame.
Frightened teeth
jabbing at the dying
air, but the fire swelled
until the sky slid
from the snake’s eye.
Now the fire, quietly
huddled in another’s
valley, has left us,
curled-up shadows
removed from its being,
to where dust reawakens
and delegates renewal.


Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.

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