And It Seems To Me

A flicker

Calling you over for closer inspection

And only when you’re close enough to touch

Can you feel her warmth

You breathe her in

All wood and musk and maybe

Just a hint of jasmine

And she’s got you

You lean in even closer

And now you can feel that she burns hot

But you don’t care if it hurts because

She’s got you

And then just like that

She’s out

Her fire extinguished, she hardens over

You panic but her wick is barely visible now

You’re digging but you 

Still don’t know

Where she begins and she ends

Then it doesn’t matter

Because she is still and she is cold

You thought that she was yours

You had no doubt that you were hers

In the end

She belonged to the wind

-T