Fire Salad

To my
Fire Salad
I could write
a ballad
 
Even one
pepper will
make valid
my claim
in it's name
of heat
 
The flames
take aim
at ear nose
and throat
and brain
 
I cannot tame
no water
will take
away
my pain
 
So hot
tears came
but they
could not
create
 
Relief
and yet
I continue
to eat
the burning
hidden deliciously
within
 
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