Folding Light

If I could fold light into a poem
I would travel to far off places
and sink sunsets into words
for you.

I hope you understand what this means –
the care I would take in handling this light would show you
just how much I adore you.

But, the only light I can make is the fire I light,
the only thing to burn is the paper on which I write
and so, I will present you with the ashes that remain,
after I burn these words.

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6 responses to “Folding Light

  1. I’m inspired to become a better writer after reading more of your writing. It’s truly amazing.

  2. Your writing has a clarity and yet cannot be summarized in any way. It’s like opening a box of light.

  3. this is stunning. this first stanza is perfection. i love it.

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