EMBER OF LIFE
by Frankie Jasmine
Inside of me is a spark, flickering up,
Then sometimes settling down to a mere ember.
It threatens or gives hope of a great conflagration!
Why do I keep losing it?
It's almost a part of me, and yet it slips just past my grasp.
I want to grab hold of it, run with it, set fire to my life!
Then light up the world with it, share it, give it, hide it, expose it, control it!
Still . . . it is just barely out of my reach.
Yet, I can feel it there, taunting me to grasp it and run!!
Oh, how I want to reach it, own it!
How I want the power and very life of it!!
How I wish to possess it and never, ever lose it again!!!