If We Burn

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If We Burn

What flares instead to replace our
privileged nights? And which

assemblage of words could reorder these
deaths into comprehension,

change I can’t breathe from epitaph
to actuated plea for help?

Are words ever enough?
Can we stack our indifference and fear

into a mile-high pyre, and torching it
watch them rise to nothingness,

disappearing through the clouds
into the streaming light of cold, dark stars?

Raise your hands and sing. Blow softly
upon the ember. Inhale and recall.

Do you still feel? Will you breathe?
Every fire needs oxygen.
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56 thoughts on “If We Burn

  1. Incredible concept. phrasing, linking, …everything! I would add only this thought:

    if we burn
    we shall surely make an ash
    out of ourselves

    (Did you really think I was going to be serious?!)

    Warmest Always,

    Ron

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  2. Pingback: If We Burn (recording) | O at the Edges

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