I can hear your soul 

crackle and pop like a bonfire

when the wood is dry and the air is warm

My tasks are simple:

keep the wood well stocked

fan the flames when the breeze wanes

bring marshmallows and songs

wipe your brow with a cool damp cloth

remind you when to rest 

and when to get back to the fire 

the one that blazes within you

and the one you walk through



*According to Wikipedia, firewalking "has a long history in many cultures as a test or proof of faith." 


photo courtesy of JLR