Faded Fire



of orange

wink out


after another

while a finger

of grey


the currents

of air

as the bitterness

of ash

coaxes tears

from a face

twisted by emotion

oh for a match

to spark

a fire

like there used to be

here in the bitter smoke

hovering over a pit

of dying flame

oh for a song

to light these lips

and burn

away the black within



Kelvin Bueckert

Lives and writes on the plains of Manitoba, Canada…he is an actor, writer, and has also been known to peddle books on his website…www.kelvinbueckert.com