Dawn, the Bonfire of Yesterdays

In burning whirls, gray ashes dance
on embers red with yesterday's
exhausted passions, sadness, pain,
lost chances, sins, regrets, and bane.

Heap every fear, your worst concern,
and watch as dawn will purge and burn
to bring new morning surged with light
from what was lost in mournful night.

Dawn, the Bonfire of Yesterdays © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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8 lines (prompt limit).  Sunrise brevity challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2762687-MAX-8-lines---SUNRISE-photo-inspired
Submitted: October 17, 2020

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