I shovel love
Like a fireman shoveling coal
On a runaway train
I work until my tender is empty
But I cannot satisfy the bottomless pit
Screaming inside you.
This is my submission for this week’s Trifecta challenge, which, unfortunately, is one of their last. The challenge this week was to write exactly 33 words, including the word satisfy (and using its third definition). Trifecta will be shutting down at the end of this month. I’m going to miss these 33-word challenges. Not only did they help me hone my skills as a writer, but they brought me in contact with a truly amazing community, for which I will always be grateful!
If you’re interested, I published a collection of my Trifecta challenge responses from last year in my book Fifty-two x 33: A Year in 33 Words, which is available on Lulu.com.
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