Flames of the Future


United States
44° 44' 59.0388" N, 93° 11' 52.9908" W

Like lights in the sky,
My future glows:
Brighter and brighter,
A lantern coming ever closer.
The days go by
Like flickering flames,
Changing direction
As the wind blows.
I don’t give much thought
To the rest of my life.
I wait for surprise
Like red, burning coals.
The end can come soon
Like the extinguished heat.
But I’ll fight ‘till I die
Like flames going awry.


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