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To a Flame

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:56 pm
by dks
To a Flame—

it is born white
the flash-flare ignite of heat scorches air—
the match-end of chance
and atmosphere

its infant flicker
burns hottest in its cradle-strike,
a young, drop-flame—bright skin, blue blood
alone, it resembles rain

burn-switch on like a bulb
smooth, lined, curved—
glass lips, fever-filament
alight

its later hours
wave, weave, sway
one wet particle away from certain death—
glow gasps for last licks, kisses
a blaze-war of yellow, blue, red
they fight each other for sovereignty of light


then it dies—
glimmer ascends like a ghost,
warmth buried in an ash grave

the cold remains of heat interred in dust
content with a life of fire--happier to torch dead—
than oxidize to rust

Re: To a Flame

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:14 pm
by Saturn
Excellent as usual dks. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Re: To a Flame

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 2:29 pm
by dks
As always, thanks for reading, good man...I'll be looking for one of yours...