Legendary lightning

Striking a tree

Burning wood

Captured the imagination

Of Homo erectus

Who recognized the

Precious commodity

And carried the embers

Lovingly in an animal pouch

Because who could start a fire

Without the life-changing cinders?


Embers eventually fade

As different tree woods

Not as strong as the original

Burn out faster than previous

Prized pieces of the godly gift

Who will breathe life into

This fading fire?


Needed to revive

Before the fire

Turns to cold ash…

© 2015 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)


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