Some Matches

some matches burn out
igniting nothing
but themselves

some matches burn
your fingers

some matches
kindle a flame

some flames burn out

some flames last a while
and then burn out
those hurt too

some flames
become a fire
that never burns out

to find your flame
you have to strike
some matches

/ / /

This poem was written to the 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day One prompt at Poetic Asides.

NaNoWriMo word count for day two: 3669.

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