November PAD 25: Kindling

Today’s Prompt: Write a consumption poem

Today’s Poem:


You stoke desire like a magic wand
brushing at the air, commanding
obedience and getting it, every time.

But in the aftermath, flames
of sapped Kleenex litters the
floor and once more

its you against me
with a pane of mirrored glass
standing between us.

This sparkle in your eye
is the torch laden on my heart,
the person I vow to undress

and re-clothe in righteousness.
See, therein lies the issue
of fire vs tissue:

All at once—both will be consumed
because a blood-red love
cascades from above

to unearth the dirt and stain,
pause to remain and resume
this life in greater light.

Today’s Ponderings: Still playing catch up!


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