A Cold December’s Untended Embers


It was a cold December

Do you remember

The burning embers

Of a warming fire?


Outside, the weather

Inside was better

We warmed together

Beside the fire


But like time’s effect on flame

A love gone distant and dire

Only the glowing embers remain

A promise proven a liar

Now we’re the cold December day

What happened to our fire?


Has the wind of time blown out the flame?

Only the windblown embers’ lights remain


Can’t we add more wood?

Would stoking do no good?

A tended fire should

Breathe life into our flame

Add kindling, and it would

Warm this cold December day