Sunday, July 27, 2014

Headline Poem 7/27/14 -- A fiery dance

Today's poem is inspired by this L.A. Times article about a restaurant in Irvine serving up extremely hot chile! Here's the full article, and here is "A fiery dance." 


A fiery dance 

Sometimes I wonder
   if it's worth 
devouring the chile,
seeds 
and all. 
Then I swallow 
and feel 
the fierce heat
burn my eyes
and numb my throat. 
I    look    down   at my body
doing a fiery dance, and I know. 
It hurts, but
am
content and full.