flame

am i candle

am i flame

fuel for love

or ignited by it

 

as i yield, what burns

brighter, hotter as i flow

softer as i pool into

recesses forged by heat

 

and as i burn, what yields

softening to my flame

granting me permission

to consume it

 

you intensify my potential

as i express yours

at this point of light

that burns bright when we touch

 

oh love

we fuel

we spend

each other

until, exhausting form

with passion

the flame dies

 

and then,

where does the candle go

is it you who is dispersed

or i

to be reused

recycled and reformed

by the mystery that takes us in

and pours us out again

 

and am i that mystery

or is it you

 

or are we simply

that i am

    

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