Mount Doom

by Mark Polanis

Teetering on the edge

the flames lick up

from the edge of the volcano

I stare into oblivion.

As I sit in the heat

of the frying pan on the fire

I wonder....

Will I plunge into the Fire,

or Will a wave of excitment

put out this tremendous volcano

I sit and Stare

for Tomorrow

Is the end all

of Mount Doom.