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A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#989101 added July 25, 2020 at 9:30am
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Strike A Match
Strike A Match

A scrape of that tiny piece of wood,
a slight flick of the wrist,
and there
between finger and thumb
a glow begins
then, mixed with air,
begins to gather up it's strength
to stand tall in its small stature.
The flame grows,
hot at the tip
and flaring out
to waver in the slightest breeze
but retain it's shape,
a miniscule beacon
of burning light.
There's so much potential
held in that hand,
both for good
and bad
depending on if and how
that flame is put to use.
That matchstick though,
once struck,
is living on borrowed time
for as much as it burns brightly
it consumes itself,
and making contact
with the hand that brought it to life,
gave it creation,
will find itself
snuffed out.

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