The flames were hot and fierce,

so they had to keep their distance at first


She looked up into the sky

as smoke and small black squares twirled above the crowd


Soon, she thought

soon the pile of books will be gone

leaving only a pile of ashes,  then


dust,  as the night air cools them, 

they will blow across the field

until everything will be gone 


She smiled at the thought of it,

knowing they will all sleep easier

when those words have disappeared,



their children will be safe

from such dangerous ideas 







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