Flames whipped about the room
Belching out remains
from the gas you poured,
The match you lit

Tonight you went back
to the house of ashes you built
to lay down on the bed
you made

Turning on your side
you gingerly reached over
Fingering at a blanket of ashes,
you tried to find comfort

In your grip they disintegrated, fell apart
as things do for you these days
And you wept for things lost,
ignoring the smoldering piles around you

While you slept
your hair singed
Tufts of smoke
floated into your nostrils

Startled awake, you face the reality
that you burnt down the house
where you were so comfortable
just the night before

 

 

Suffering Love Laughing At Myself is the first poetry book of Adam Fletcher Sasse and is available at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1492244651/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thefreechildp-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1492244651&linkId=f44cc486f1762084454de9227854ae90

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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