this bridge

where tired of crossing

red and yellow fire illustration

ready to say
keep the fire
wanting only to keep this skin
unburned for a little while
the last one yet to scar
to blend in with the rest
ready to welcome a long
rain with the imminence of
threat no longer in the foreground
even if of course always there
but yes, let us plan a return
to refraining here is peace
with no one asking whose

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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