Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously


We’re playing with matches
I whisper
and you ask
What do you mean


I can see this
spooling out
as if I am watching it
from some surreal perch
far above
a bird perhaps
or a ghost

or what I am
a survivor
of a previous fire
with memories and scars

We are both
in a dry spell
I say
We are brittle
and exposed
eager as kindling
and full of sap
as fatwood

I agree
you respond
that you make my heart pine
but before you go on
with your analogy
of lucifers
and ashes
I would like
to make an argument
for the fire

I would suggest
you say
that neither one of us
are children
and the element of fire
is a good and glorious thing

but you know that

Didn’t you tell me
stories of fire tending
stories of camp fires
stories of fireplaces
stories of wood stoves
stories of bonfires
stories of fire pits


why should our story
be a house burning down
or the razing of a forest

why can’t our story
be two people
who are full of
goodness and glory
creating a space
to be warm
and maybe
throwing a few sparks
against the stars

rather than

(c) RCGA 2015



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