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How to Play with Fire by Aaishah Mayet

Aaishah Mayet | Jun 18th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Reckless abandon scorches
In the smokeless surrender of regret
Blisters
In the cauldron of wisdom
As fires roar and crackle
In jest:
Play with me

And the years pile on digits
Tongs
Pokers
And oven gloves
Road maps navigating hot coals
And hard woods
To fan the furnace
Of flaming enjoyment
In the face of risk:
It takes a long time to become young

Poet Bio

Aaishah Mayet hails from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa. She works in the Healthcare sector which, for her, has bridged the frontiers of our shared human experience. As a self-confessed bibliophile of many years, literature remains her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as poetry published online in the Agbowo Limits issue, Praxis, Poetry Potion, Active Muse, the Brittle Paper and Amaliah.

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