origin story

the first torch was orphaned
in its flameproof basket
left in a slow drift
where it could remain
for now nearby and visible
from the low air looking down
decorated and with a note that read
when we learned to read
it will be nighttime soon
darker for some time
and so you will need
no matter how high
you fly you will need
to burn your own wings
when you wish to turn down


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2019-07-10 00:47 +0000