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The sky never looked more like a broken eggshell.

Lightning cracks and hammers across its surface,

Rain pours, dad laughs, and I shiver, shiver, shiver.

Another crack, closer now, breaks the sky apart.

All I see is unsteady strobelight vision

As we watch a cable snake down a pole.

 Dad lets loose a laugh, holds me back as the cable bucks

And hisses out defiant sparks that rain won’t wash away.

It snaps at our feet, vomits putrid light.

Fire babies crawl forward and creep up trees,

Free from mother’s mouth, feeding on the leaves.

 Sirens wail through the growls of thunder,

The neighbors holler through torn screen doors,

Red-blue flashing burns broken kaleidoscopes

of color into the backs of my eyes.

 Firemen rush forward to sedate the burning backyard.

The cord continues to crackle in the rain,

Before it buzzes tiredly, goes quite still and 

quietly dies on the crystallized lawn.

Dad just smiles like a child on the 4th of July.

Plot poem for class.
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
An intriguing scene, I especially like the imagery at the very start.
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projectilewordvomit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, thank you c: I didn't like this one very much... mostly as it was written for class.
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
I can understand. :)
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your fantastic work has been featured here!
I'd really appreciate it if you could give some love to the other features and :+fav: the article! :heart:
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projectilewordvomit Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
<3! Wow, thanks so much!
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :heart:
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xxLulu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FIRE BABIES.

hahaha.

I hope everything is okay now(?)
because No Babies.
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projectilewordvomit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
0.o Huh?
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xxLulu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It sounded dangerous, i mean, fire and electricity @_@ nvm..
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projectilewordvomit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, long time ago.
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