A Duller Flame

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #581

Words:  longing, walls, numb, touch, gap, burning, ashes, 
        Light, world, split, flame, own

I own my longing.  A gap
splits my world into
before walls,
and after, when
places feel as if
I have lost my touch.

Though my flame 
burns with a lesser
light these days,
it has not turned
to ashes yet.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to A Duller Flame

  1. sometimes flames can seem less intense but the good ones should be kept alive


  2. Gillena Cox says:





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