Fire Dancer

A fire dancer played with fire and

Came out singed after her

Dance had ended.

She mesmerized the audience

With her sultry red lipstick and

Flashing, glitzy smile.

Her white teeth blinded the crowd.

She was a showgirl waiting for the applause-

when she burned her tail feathers.

                                                             ~Mary Bone

                                                                Wilson, Oklahoma

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