Enchantment

Flames snake around one log

and crawl to another,

a serpentine signature,

sealing the fate

of everything placed before it.

Charred remains,

simmering embers

glow with menacing fangs.

 

We stare into the expanding chasm,

drawn into its lair

to seek comfort and enlightenment,

transformed by the imbroglio,

pacified by its enchanting dance.

We are enveloped

and rendered helpless

as it drives to consume.

 

Witness it overpowering

and searing every obstacle,

thriving in a wide swath.

Give it something to yearn for

and it will conquer it,

pure power extinguishing life.

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