Flames dance upward
communication, the wood to keep
the fire reasonable and burning
warmth insulates from the chill of
tips reaching out and gently reassures
anticipating passionate exchanges-
intimately sharing dialogue
fire-part of the essence of relationships
seeking closeness and safety-not being alone
essential to connect and sustain
when I speak the communal flame rages out of
control-reducing to ash the intention of thoughts
so silence snuffs out the caressing embers,
the frigid night engulfs and claims victory
can the light of day speak in our place?
fearful to attempt to start another conversation
when the sun runs to the other side of the world
knowing if is lit, arms that burn will grab and take hold,
searing and melting flesh-letting you know who is in control
prisoner to the fire’s influence
slave to the hypnotic flickering and suffocating smoke
silence burns . . .
© Nolan P. Holloway Jr.
Excerpt from the book “Journey To The Poetic Light”
About the Author
Nolan P. Holloway, Jr. has been writing poetry since 2011. It was something that just started spontaneously. And the poems continued to flow. In 2012 the first book, “Into My Rotation, A Collection of Scribes” was published. This work is his next project and shows his growth as a poet. He is enjoying this stage of his life and his granddaughters, Brielle and Ari Vaughn.
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