Racing with smoke

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Driven to overheated exertion,
in a race with smoke beings consumed, burning.
No other contestant can be discerned through
the spirits in the trailing fog.

Come, screeching to a halt in the mercenary race,
victim only of self-frenzied aggrandize-ment.
The contest is won in the living,
and lost in the spirits of the smoke.

Writing by Regina Stemberger

Photo "Mexican Revolution" by twm1340

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