Pyrotechnics

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Pyrotechnics

The first time I saw you it was dark.

But there was a fire in your eyes.

Death moves us all.

Some fall down. Some rise up.

As for you?

You lit up that sky with your grief.

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This is my submission for this week’s Trifecta writing challenge (the 100th Trifextra!). We had to write 33 single-syllable words in response to the first five words that they provided: The first time I saw…

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Image credit: Terrageneric / Photoxpress.com

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32 thoughts on “Pyrotechnics

  1. I felt this one more than I would have a few months ago.
    that last line was perfect and poetic in every way. It lit up all 38 words.

    I sit in awe of your words, just you sit in awe of those light shows.

      1. well, now, it means even more to me.
        I hope that my love and grief and LIVING lights up the sky as much as your words do.

        wishing you a really lovely week.

  2. That Kir may have played a part in inspiring this piece serves to make it all the more beautiful and important. When a friend is in need, you don’t just reach out with a kind word, you reach out with pure poetry. 🙂

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