the firestarter, a Poem by Sanguine Woods

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Dedicated to Curt Jarrell…

the firestarter

deem not tomorrow
sentient or flesh
quick flash
then none
torment not a
somber hope a
promised light
forever burning—
measure fire
wisdom’s tool
resurrection’s
golden wire
ancient touchstone
searing night
strike!
strike!
flint to flame
one small tool
breath be quick
bellow tame
dawn-light curl
dry and crackle
strike!
strike!
each spark—one day
handful’s hours
all you own—
one day—not hope
one strike
torn yoke
cleft night—
prophets’ yearning—
every breath
from you
its burning

(c)2017 by Sanguine Woods. All rights reserved.

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