Wildfire


Surreal acceptance,
Time no longer the essence,
Only your presence.

As the fire burns,
Cures have diminished returns;
Reserve your concerns,

There’s no stopping me
From claiming eternity
Once my soul is free.

Total Eclipse

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Unite all humanity,
See through the inanity
Of division and inequality.

Have no lessons been learned
From past acts of people burned?
Blood and tears seem all that’s been earned.

Classicism,
Racism,
Other types of separatism.

All such negativity
Can only create a proclivity
To increase destructivity.

Clearly, the wrong ways;
Let’s stop the craze,
Time to start a new phase.

Speak respectfully,
Have empathy,
Achieve unity . . . and the darkness will lift.

Stages

Stages

Shock
Say it isn’t so
I can’t accept your leaving
My world just went dark

Pain
Time crawls without you
The air is a stifling cloak
Each breath is a sob

Anger
How dare you just go
Leaving joy we could have had
Things we could have shared

Depression
Sadness hangs on me
Twenty-four hours each day
No sign of retreat

Acceptance
At last I wake up
Signs of life and hope appear
One step at a time.