As spring draws closer, Impact’s poets explore the theme of awakening, whether new beginnings or awakening to the reality of an ending…
Those Fires Within
Like the burning wound of desire,
The fire hisses and bursts with hunger
To wake up to a new day, a new world, a new beginning…
Like the blistering wind that cuts through the faces of mountains, the icy snow that breaks away from the crags of its
Binder, the one it hopes to fall away from soon.
A mind of their own they have, these elements,
With souls that love, no different from ours,
If we only care to look deeper, like with everything else in this undiscovered world…
As for now, I can see the form of a flame glowing in the distance of my mind:
My imagination running wild like this fire, see that smokey haze rising
As soft colours appear,
Clouding the skies…
I will watch that fire
Burning brighter with warm desire, the sun setting in:
For my soul has now shaken, will awaken,
As a new dawn shall begin
Folie a deux
We fell in love
with fiction, in
resistance to reality.
This story we share
-but I am no longer bound
to you- an ending
return to strangers
that is all we ever were.
Featured image courtesy of Natasha Phang-Lee.