Small, unaccompanied, flickering in
the darkness, my light creating
the shadow of loneliness never to be seen
by anyone not bothering to look.
I licked the wind
blowing gently, igniting me further
but short of the motivation needed to be withdrawn
from the inner hopelessness resisting change.
A rain begins to saturate and
my flames retract, my embers below still glowing
red in the night sky, as I sit and wait
crackling fiercely but doused in solitude.
A heat fills in around me
beginning to rekindle the lost passion
for life as my flames begin to surge forward
from the hot coals I’ve held so dear.
I look around to see
this kindred fire engulfed in their own flame
blazing their way toward my weakened state
of permeating heartache and despair.
I welcome the breath
of freshness, allowing their sweet incandescence
to illuminate my own powerful soul
full of remembrance and being.
Together, swiftly devouring
the dark void within and without of our lives
melting into one scorching future journey
destined for eternal warmth.
A raging fire develops,
never to be stopped by dullness or apathy
searing any path of resistance trying to
drown the greatness of love’s humility.