Blue Lighter

Monday, September 2, 2013

Trifecta: Week Ninety-Three

GRACE (noun)

: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
: a virtue coming from God
: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace
: approval, favor <stayed in his good graces>
archaic: mercy, pardon
: a special favor : privilege <each in his place, by right, notgrace, shall rule his heritage — Rudyard Kipling>
: disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency
: a temporary exemption : reprieve

I press the edge

Of a lighter,

Ironically blue

Or maybe not.

Flames are blue

At the base,

Then brighten

Near the tip,

Swaying with an

Easy grace,

Learned on its way up,

That I want to transfer to my heart

But it’s too hot.

So I burn jeans instead –

The frayed border

Of a hole at the knee

Because I like to see

Sparks jump.

Not fly –

Jump. Spark.

And then comfortably

Die out,

Leaving the area

A little warmer

Than before.

Blue Lighter