Please make sure you check all woodpiles before burning them!

This young hedgehog was rushed to the centre on Friday after being caught in a bonfire. Sadly, his mother and sibling had not made it out alive.

He smelled strongly of smoke and had minor breathing issues, but amazingly seemed to have escaped serious burns. Volunteer vet, Anthony, gave him a full check-up before moving him into an oxygen-rich environment to aid his breathing.

He is now doing much better and we are keeping everything crossed that he will make a full recovery.

i. he visits girls like buildings, brick-burning, wood-lighting, kissing them to ashes. he set me on fire and i might still be burning.

ii. what do you do when your hair’s like smoke and your smile’s like sparks? he made me bright, he made me blinding, he made me dangerous. i’m so beautiful, but now he won’t touch me.

iii. i saw him yesterday. there were flames at his fingertips and embers hidden in his skin. our hands almost touched like catching fire and i tried to smile at him like gasoline but he wouldn’t even look at me.

iv. his eyes tell me it will burn out. the set of his jaw tells me it will simmer down. i’m not sure he knows he’s a match and i’m a woodpile.

v. here’s to burning.

—  some were made to burn // abby, day 176

is anybody listening? - for writing or being introspective

i. intro - alt-j | ii. hurricane - msmr | iii. violet hill - coldplay | iv. renegades - x ambassadors | v. fireside - arctic monkeys | vi. mongrel heart - broken bells | vii. breakeven - the script | viii. crystals - of monsters & men | ix. interlude II (guitar) - alt-j | x. soft offering - hey rosetta! | xi. need the sun to break - james bay | xii. the woodpile - frightened rabbit | xiii. starlight - muse | xiv. lights out, words gone - bombay bicycle club | xv. afterglow - inxs | xvi. outro - m83


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