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-

-

H.O

~

 “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