A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art


Candle, Light, Candlelight, Flame, Shiny, Mood


Ambers and ashes
Dance in the shadows of the flames
Lighting up every person 
With life
And a sparkle

Some flames are built for fear
Ready to demolish

Others are childlike 
Built to spread light,
Not darkness

Campfires filled with joy 
Songs and stories
Fed by the light
of the flames in the bonfire

If you look close enough
You can see a child
In those flames
Reaching up
Toward the dark, light bulb strewn sky 

Surrounded by the reflection
Of it’s joy
In every person’s eyes

The flames feed joy for hours
They begin to run out of happiness themselves.
They then bid farewell to their audience
Diminishing just before dawn
Resting for the nights to come,
When the sun replaces the moon
And, where there were once people,
There is now a campsite 
Filled with critters feasting on 
The remnants of the lively night before

About the Author

Katie Mary is a writer from Maryland.

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This entry was posted on October 27, 2020 by in Poetry and tagged , .
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