and that is all.

Fires can only burn so long,
Until it dies out,
Embers lit, the heat that comes from them is weak,
Lost to the winds and weather of the storm coming,
The same can be said about us,
Burned so hot, too hot to touch
Scolding as it slides down our throats,
Those flames licking at our feet kept us running away from the others,
Or maybe back to each other,
Wanting to put them out as we continue to fan the other side,
A sick cycle, I imagine,
But it keeps us coming back,
Craving each interaction,
Igniting the embers again and again and again,
The ashes we’ve gathered fade around our frame,
Reminders of all we could be,
And that’s all.

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