Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Swim In Flames

I knew there
would be fire
when I saw the spark.

Bewitched by a wink
I swam in the flames
until I felt the first scarring.


©Susie Clevenger 2014



Peggy at Real Toads prompted us to write about eyes.

14 comments:

grapeling said...

oh, that's mysterious and laden, Susie. ~

Susan said...

Once upon a time, there was a lot of this going round ... though often to the second and third scarring. Scary, crazy.

Fireblossom said...

Wow, what a perfect--and succinct--description of a certain type of dangerous attraction. Love it!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I really like this, even if the fire described should be avoided!

steph said...

Bewitched by a wink.. I love that. That's why I prefer a staid home life. Nicely done..

aspiritofsimplicity said...

excellent

Peggy said...

I like this--it drew me in and left me thinking. Well done!

Vandana Sharma said...

Eyes filled with passion...

Jim said...

I love to 'wink', Susie. That and smile. I can often see the burning it causes and the reverse sometimes happens to me. Flirting.

My youngest grand-daughter was intrigued by my winking since before two. She could not wink. But this December, now four, she was winking pretty good. We only see her about four times a year. This summer, though, we went to her place (London) for two months (she wasn't winking then).

I am not sure about the scarring, I believe it represents the damage that can be caused by intimate conduct that gets carried away.
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howanxious said...

Ah! Bewitched... are we!? Well worded and wonderfully penned.
-HA

Sumana Roy said...

such strong passion...love the
imagery used here..

blueoran said...

Wonderful, really amazing, to portray the moment we are seduced by a spark into swimming in fire. Loved it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A very stylish warning that some eyes can draw you in to your own unfortunate downfall.

Helen said...

Oooooh, the flame of love! Enjoyed this!