Emotional Explosions

Born with matches inside us

but we can’t strike them


we need oxygen

the breath of the person you love


dazzled by an intense emotion

warmth grows within us


fading slowly

a new explosion comes to revive it


Each person will set off those explosions

in order to live


the combustion that occurs

nourishes the soul


The box of matches dampens

If one doesn’t set off these explosions


and not a single match will ever be lighted.


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