Flame

What better day than  Valentine’s Day to share a bit of poetry.  I don’t write a lot of poetry, and certainly don’t consider myself a poet, but every once in  a while, words come to me in a pattern.   I hope you enjoy!

 

Flame

tended well
it brings comfort
provides fortification
sustenance

it can hypnotize
mesmerize with brilliance
embrace with warmth
excite with heat

but it demands respect
must be treated with care


its tendrils can reach up
singe
bring pain
burn until one cannot draw breath

its intensity
searing
bringing unimaginable agony
complete destruction

but doused
its loss leaves us chilled
cold
hungry


dangerous yet necessary


love