Ignited

Ember glows hot
Fire not quite out
Glowing coal lay waiting for exact moment
to burst
combustion
conception
a flaming demented life
irrational
uncontrollable
racing here and there
no apparent course

Ignites in a flash
consumes all in its path
consumes itself
destruction
hollow burnt shell
ashes
all that remain

One thought on “Ignited

  1. Meghan says:

    This gave me chills, Mary!! Again, an ending not quite expected and therefore all the more powerful! One teensy suggestion, if I may: “Glowing coal lies waiting…” Great poem!!

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