Kindling

Dec 29, 2017

I know enough

About how to start a fire

Where to put the dried twigs and bits

How to lean the bigger logs together

Where to hold the match

When you need to egg it on

And when to let it be

How to get it blazing

Growing

Flames licking

Full of warmth

I’ve started cook fires in the wet

Kept them going in the drizzle

The art of starting fires

Is no mystery to me

So I think that I was right

In my urgency

When I felt those branches

Those brittle

Snapping

Twigs and boughs

To hurry and

Take off the ornaments

Get it out of the house

I know

What kindling looks like

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