Embers On Ashes

What’s the fate of the ember,

If it’s put on ashes?

It will burn out and become ashes,

once wood, and it blazed and burned and reduced to dust


Why put embers on ashes,

Poor thing, igniting but ashes cannot let you burn

They’ll huff and puff and put away your fire


Embers on ashes,

It burns, desperate, reaching,

But the dust is oblivious to its wants,

Desire faced with cold and death passes.