Yoni Assis

Rookie - 83 Points (01/07/1978 / Brooklyn, NY)

Embers - Poem by Yoni Assis

Searching for the light
Nothing, even with keen sight
Not looking for a flame
Just embers

Embers
Once a raging bonfire
Extinguished by Father Time
Ruined the sublime

Embers
Reduced almost to ash
Nearly impossible to reignite the stash
Barely usable mash

Embers
Flickering kernels are an illuminating torch
Akin to a sizzling scorch
Return me to the source
Energize a weakened life-force

Embers
The alternative is not fun
A life without sun
A life without son

There, a light!
An end to the plight
I walk down the hall
Never once stall

The kitchen light, going on and off
With heavy heart, I turn it off
The portent is clear:
I’ll never see her


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, January 14, 2011


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