Within Flames

I’m

Staring through…

Alluring, enticing

The embers fight

Through rising light

Brightening the dead of night

 

Hungry, wanting

A catalyst, a source of energy

A reason to live, to grow

To consume and ravage

Anything that gets in its way

 

What a monster you are

What a fiendish entity

As I use you for warmth

You use me to feed you

Any forgotten stems or twigs

Who have seen better days

But never, ever again

 

Not another spring will they bloom,

Blossom and grow towards the sunlight

Now they are yours to keep

Inside your quivering heart

 

Please remember their journey

Don’t forget the dead

For a spot of rain is all it takes

For you to meet your own demise

 

But if you keep this promise

To be humble, modest and meek

I will remember you

 

Keep me warm just one last time

Or try to devour me

It is your choice now