Within is a spark
of ultimate joy
surrounded by slow darkness
inhibiting its growth.
can be sensed
Warmth can be felt,
light diffused inside and out.
Heart’s crackling vibrate in staccato hope
instead of mere smoldering.
Somewhere I know,
a burst of oxygen
may feed the waning flame within
blazing, heating the depths of my soul.
I wait in joyful hope for your long-awaited presence
and the touch that might erase the pain of the past.