not meant for me – a poem

not meant for me – a poem

it’s time
and things are fine
and then they are not
as fires burn my hair
you too engulf
and ignite
we burn
unable to hold
back the unbearable
lightness of being
in love
in a time of death
and darkness visible
i release you
back into the stream
of beautiful beings
and smiles
to light the way
when someone else
might have better fortune
pushing less
demanding less
failing you less
we walk away
knowing
a great love
was missed
one
not meant for me

9-1-18

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