They doused you cold
before you blazed

extinguished others.

Then they razed.

Wake up.

Breathe in this light.

Exhale like fire
unto night.

Go show bold stars
how bright truth burns
when freedom speaks
and fear adjourns.

Promethean © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: June 30, 2020