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Desert Fires

By Gina Rao (my sister)

Desert winds after the fires
Desert heat and ash and dust
Settle down, my heart, heat and ashes
Soon cool and........fires must
Settle down and cool they will
But you...you must not, cannot cool down
Because you...you must love again
And love and burn and start the storm
And whirl and stir the dust
And taste the ashes with the sand
Of that all consuming love
That love that smolders, quiet fires
Those white-heat fires that eat at you
And blow to you, that burning desire
And it leaves you no choice:
Burn, my heart, burn!!