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[never a flash]
the phoenix smolders  
feather by feather –
finding relief on the pyre  
merciful
               perhaps

“Now the mercy seat is waiting & I think my head is burning.
In a way I’m hoping to be done with all these looks of disbelief.”

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai
Phoenix

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Version Two

[never a flash]
the phoenix smolders  
feather by feather
seeking the pyre
when rebirth hurts 

17 thoughts on “[never a flash]

  1. I do hope nobody’s apologising for posting The Mercy Seat! Because that wouldn’t do [shakes head in serious fashion] 😉

    I like how the first version ends, barely making it over the finish line, it seems – because personally I always thought being a phoenix must be quite a stressful business, ever since I first came across one in a kids’ TV programme.

    And I like the title/1st line, since it’s not so easy to interpret.

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