Dec 2, 2012

Holiday

On this day of peace and love
I call on you to gather up
your hopes and dreams, your secret wish,
your long-lost friend, your long-sought kiss:
to take these wants and take these needs,
to gather them with all due speed
and burn them
until their ashes float in the breeze and the crumbling corpse they leave behind is indistinguishable from the logs and charcoal you used to start the fire. And watch as your dearest wishes scatter to the ends of the earth, leaving behind
you.