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Our Saturday Stream of Consciousness prompt from Linda was:

“Element.” Choose one of the four: air/water/earth/fire or use the word “element” however you wish to define it. Enjoy!

I chose to work with the element of fire, as I have been on a poetry streak lately.


rose hoar frost

Flames lick the burning passions of my distrust,

as I gaze at the deep nothingness in your eyes.

Your cold icy stare smolders in the empty recesses of my soul.

I see your hatred, ablaze with desire, a cheap tawdry trick

aimed to once again draw me into the realm of  your darkness.

I feel your cloying breath upon my face –

kisses dripping with an icy resolve

luring me, taunting me, haunting me.

My skepticism lingers, as cold fingers of doubt grip and choke –

clutching at my trembling, rapidly beating heart.

Your cruel game is passionate and intense,

filled with the indifference of a first lover.

My own suspicions were astutely intact,

for my disbelief rang true.

The fires that fueled the intensity of you –

now crumble like white hoar-frost in the winds

of an unwelcoming fate.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. Wow, that’s intense, Colleen. It reminds me of a relationship I had with a narcissist.
    Very nicely written.

  2. Amazing work. Love the contrasts in this.

  3. wow – this is a very different experience, such deep. Your poems are the best therapy for me!

  4. I love your use of words to form very poignant imagery and emotion, Colleen 🙂

  5. Sometimes I hate having to think up adjectives to describe someone’s poetry because nothing can measure up to the poem itself…this is one of those times. None that come to mind are quite worthy. This is one of the best poems I’ve read in a while 🙂

  6. Wow, sounds like a very deep experience or you are able to dig very deep into your feelings! Very good!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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