burning the letter of a former lover

alone at night the fire rumbles 

pushing hard to burst to life 

spark of light in frozen jungle 

virgin paper unstained by eye


precision folds urged to display 

quiet letters hidden from sight 

lines of desire buried away 

their ashes soon to reach new heights


single flame grows to consume 

thoughts denied the spoken word 

deny the option to exhume

desperate roars will never be heard 


my time for him gone up in smoke 

hours of thought devoured by match

the bond between us finally broke 

sparing my heart yet another crack 


words of love once captured my heart 

ripping my soul from the seams 

crackling flame tears me apart 

warmth of goodbye consoles broken dreams 

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