This Flame That Devours

This Flame That Devours

With the absence of you

The clouds gather beneath me

And the roaring winds

Are like changing tides

With every passing hour

I wish the words from your mouth

Thoughts like autumn leaves

Twist into fluttering piles

Or drift on alone

As I do

And with the breeze

I let it pass

This flame that devours


Like the flight of a delicate petal

The timeless flow of water


My sails unfurled

To catch the breeze

The quiet kiss

That has no end

You tread lightly

Softly as you go

And I see you again


By an empty window

© Ann Bagnall 2014.


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