Wood matters

by John S

Smoke arises from the chimney stack
in billows
from an untended burn.

It smolders and flashes, then flames.
More provocation
and maybe some oak, dense among woods,
for fuel;
it brings back the smoke
to choke away the cleansing flame
and obscure the fire,
producing words like bitterness and char.

3 Comments to “Wood matters”

  1. Deep meani gs buried here

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