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'Be the Flame' & other poems

'Be the Flame' & 3 other poems

published by The Mystic Blue Review (Issue 4) - April 10, 2018

Be the flame

Do not be the moth

flocking toward destruction.

Be the flame withstanding pain

burning bright

to fend off the darkness

with your sheer light.

Do not be the moth

singeing your wings

so you may no longer fly.

Be the flame, impenetrable.

Feed off the oxygen which

makes you want to live.

Do not be the moth

returning to your agony.

Be the flame, dancing,

your body flickering

in the wind.

Be the flame, igniting and

consuming all obstacles

in your path.


Consume me

my forbidden fruit

sweetest juice


soft lips

tongue licks

deft fingers

peel away skin

open me up

teeth dive in

seek the pit