The Heart of Arenal: A Prose Poem

2nd Saturday prompt: volcanoes, real or metaphorical

Paroma Sen
Scrittura
Published in
5 min readJan 13, 2024

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The road turns, and she comes into view, rising above the landscape as a singular undaunted monolithic presence. Her shoulders hold aloft their downward slope with equal measures of elegance and self-assuredness. The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica hasn’t erupted in over a decade, but that fact does not take away from the

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Paroma Sen
Scrittura

“Do not go gentle into that good night, but rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light.”