Eruption [Free Verse]

It's such a peaceful cone,
 but I think of Krakatoa.

How much patience
 can a volcano have?

It's got just the two speeds:
 static & exploding.

A human, given those choices,
 would choose to spend its time
  in explosion. 

The calm of perfect stillness
 could last only so long
  before it made one itch
   and scream. 

Someday, it will blow its
 beautifully symmetric top,
  leaving a jagged rim,
   and smoking like a 
    postcoital movie character.

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