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Flint

 

By Mersedeh Khozin
May 10, 2004
iranian.com

I am flint
I have angular edges and corners
I'm not so gorgeous as diamonds and emeralds
Nor elegant as white marble and green jade
I've never been carved into an imperial seal
that feudal kings would risk their lives to seize
I'm not a standard moderns would wear
on their high-priced tender fingers
I am flint
I make just one request
Please pick me up
-STRIKE
Yes....strike me very hard!
In a flash I can open like a gray cocoon
As the colorful light of life bursts from my soul's depths
As to touch me
Inferno
Fire
Burning
Strike me and by striking prove that I
am not mere wasted detritus even though
I've slept in a marsh for thousands of years
For I am a point of crystalized fire
Silent star
Hardened flower

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