08 November 2012

Striking the Box

November PAD Challenge: Day one prompt:  A "matches" poem.

striking the box, the flame
leaps out to color the
darkness, blue, yellow, sulfur
sputtering to fire, sheltered
by one hand, coaxing the
kindling to spark into fire
that will warm us, warm
the animals off, cook
our food, this essential
element, flaring up, casting
shadows, the embers banked

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