Cole (myindigoblues) wrote,
Cole
myindigoblues

Build a fire

I can build a fire.
Gather kindling,
Lean it at fourty five degrees
Balance it heads together
Over tinder
Light it up and watch it glow.

I can build a fire
Fan the flames
Watch them build
Consume
Reduce
Die

I can build a fire
I can build it out of wet wood
I can seek out the dead in tree tops
Stack large logs to dry by the blaze that will soon
Destroy them

I can build a fire
A small one
That burns hot and bright through the night
Feed it slowly over hours.
A flame of survival that fends off the cold
That fights off the freeze
That becons the lost one home

I can build a fire
So large that ten may sit around it
And they will to
Swap stories
Laugh, love
Watch the logs fall in the blaze
Watch the blaze reflected in each others eyes and smiles

I can build a fire
Out of patience, persiverance and simple
Country boy know how
These hands are capable of fire building
These hands are capable of sustaining
These hands are capable of survival.
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