Dead in Ashes
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Words are powerful. They can hurt or uplift. A story of Phoenix too burnt to be reborn--a collab with Alex @stadarooni. Thanks for reading! <3

Dead in Ashes

Foreword: An improptu collaborative piece by myself and Alex @stadarooni. Thank you for being patient and kind, Alex. This was fun especially because we both talked about experiencing a creative block. Thanks for reading, guys! <3

On a not so silent night,

On a not so silent night, unfriendly fires grilled her,

On a not so silent night, unfriendly fires grilled her, her bruised body

On a not so silent night, unfriendly fires grilled her, her bruised body - stirred and swallowed by slanders -

On a not so silent night, unfriendly fires grilled her, her bruised body - stirred and swallowed by slanders - dripped with words shedding like shards.

Why was she composed of word warts -

Why was she composed of word warts - a barbarous infliction by a crippling callous mind?

Words feasted on fancy fonts that smelled like cheap cologne,

Words feasted on fancy fonts that smelled like cheap cologne, prickled on her petals,

Words feasted on fancy fonts that smelled like cheap cologne, prickled on her petals, suffocating them with a sting of his venom.

Syllables slithered and wrapped around her shriveled thoughts.

His hiss hushed her.

When silence returned to the verbless air around her,

When silence returned to the verbless air around her, dwelled in the ashes,

When silence returned to the verbless air around her, dwelled in the ashes, she surrendered her flame to the dark.

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