This Sunday’s poem of the week is: Fire

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.



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.

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