Poems of Longing


Anger: what do you want me to hear?
I am fuel: use me or I will consume you

How do I use you?
Ask yourself

Why are you here?
I am your essence: Fire
Expand, or like a candle in a box
You will die


How far must one travel 
From fearing my journals
Left out in the open
Might become your food?

I have nothing to fear:
Lacking hunger for my thoughts
You will not read them

In an unfair leap
My conclusion lands thus
On both feet

The rocks on which we crash and shatter
Continually refresh themselves 


I spent a lifetime studying
And for what

I've forgotten and now 
Can't sit still

We all know what happens in the end

Published by jchmcpherson

Arts, Education and Writing

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