Newly Laid Fire
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While reading Edna St. Vincent Millay, a memory from childhood was sparked..Sara
The newly cut green oak sputtered and smoked
Until mother took paper torn crumpled
Added a few pine cones, kerosene, poked
The kinderling_off took the flame_bedazzled
Warmth spread in icy room but not far
Cold, icy wind entered through weatherboard's
Cracks, windows that rattled, spaces in floor.
At night, wind had played many seventh chords
Her strength to face and handle the day well
In spite of surroundings, circumstances
Deep within was spring that did compel
Her like the energizer bunny bounces
Lighting the morn's fire a lesson in strength
Endurance in circumstances wavelength
Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2012
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