Sat, 12/31/2016 - 22:55 -- Eviek4

You see me in the smoke

Circling your chimney, 

Ever-present yet peripheral. 


If only you knew...

Even fire can't keep you warm. 


You feel the embers of a flame

That blazes not for you, 

Not for anyone

And think the sputters 

That reach your soft skin

Instill a pain indicative of love. 


Into every ring of life 

You cut, 

Further and further

Until my reflection tethered to you

Was no image at all 

But a box. 


You can't cage light.

My vines reach beyond metal, 

Beyond tears--

Ascend to only

The box in which you reside. 

This poem is about: 
Our world




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