Cold Flames



Cold Flames



  I embrace the heat slowly escaping


what once was a furnace,


uncontrollable flames burned high


never extinguished into ashes,


then fed a fire now turned to ice.


And what kept awake sometimes at night


seeking flesh to feed desires


burned to memories,  I now refrain


from feeding back into the furnace


for fear the ashes may ignite-




 “Love. Of course, love. Flames for a year, ashes for thirty.”

― Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


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Comments (4)

  1. macabre360

    Tis indeed a fool I be. To feed into just such flame that’s long gone cold. That renders my fire though reluctantly. To take part in the exchange and thus arrange a flame that’s bought and sold. To pacify me. Temporarily.

    April 04, 2017
    1. Somnium

      yes, temporarily

      April 04, 2017
  2. scarletts_letters

    We build our own structures, good, bad and indifferent. Me 5/3/17

    April 04, 2017
    1. Somnium

      I would agree with you if I knew what you meant. Oh hell, I agree with you anyways

      April 05, 2017