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A life lived in ignorance.

Once, so long ago,

I believed myself immortal.

Nothing would ever be different.


Fingers graze across the table,

Rolling the match, ready to strike

With a flick of a thumbnail,

The flint transforms into flame.


A small light radiates, filling this space

Dominated by pieces of my life.

Paintings, writings, pens, and canvas

Strawn all over the place.


What am I doing with my days?

What do I want to see before I die?

Fingers float above the flame,

The pain slight from its kiss.


Pinching the flame between my fingers,

I am here but for a little while.

Faced with the reality of mortality,

Desire to strike more flames lingers.

~S. Reed


Written for the Daily Prompt – Dust in the Wind 


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