I hold my hands open for the fire
and let its light face my palms
like a stare, transparent heat flicking and
flaming. Why are you here?
Its soundless questions grow close,
shrink far in an instant, consuming,
it wraps itself around its reach
burning. Who are you?
The song from our cooler darkness
rises and falls with our confidence.
A harmony dances in the smoke
picking guitar strings. What-
is it? The trees start to breathe
beneath far away stars and
I’m standing on embers which
glow in the dark and it’s
rising and falling inside me.
My heartbeat, the part of me deep
sometimes writhing or peaceful
or fighting or hiding or
here firesiding. I see the eternal glow
in eyes connected to Heaven.
I almost fall in the immensity
of existence. This fireside-
Endless, endless sky,
timeless light drifting through space
and my eye is too small to approach
light so bright. I hold my gaze
open to the fire and let
what’s inside face it. It echoes,
Where have you been, child
of light? Growing closer and closer