Read Poetry: FIRE, by Ruth Clark

Too far away
To feel this close
I sent my heart out on a wire

Reeling it in
I swear never again
Then I remember the fire

To feel the burn
I have to learn
To keep my heart in a box up high

To have the spark
I’ll add a postmark
And send it away
Goodbye, goodbye

The fire burned the straws
We were grasping
The heat enveloped us
And left me gasping
For the life you breathed into me

Now I sit in the ashes
But I’ll rise higher
We’ll never have forever
But we’ll always have
The fire

By RuthieB