I write and publish my poetry first on Instagram. Then on Sundays, I post the poem that received the most likes or comments here on my blog. Below is my most popular Instagram poem this week, “Fire”. This poem is about our inner fire. The stronger it flares, the more powerfully we create.
Fire To hold a flame, you must already burn. And you do, with a dragon's fire roar, louder than a thousand jet engines taking off, flaring to stain the sky blood red copper bright, melting gold. Your fire keeps you throwing yourself at the door of your own sky. You won’t stop until you answer yourself, allow your own lighting. If you stay closed you will still kindle within and without, burning down your own barricades. So succumb. Let it win. Be sucked in to the violet-blue heart at its root, flick back out in yellow tongues to lick your fiery flesh, the liquid brass of your blood, your aureate air. Fire yourself back into the infinite life that is of you and not you. Ignite again and again within the eternal blaze that consumes everything in time but itself. You hold the flame Already, you burn.