Soul and Flame

close up of white hand holding lit candle in glass holder
The spirit of humankind is the lamp of G!d, searching all the inward parts.
– Proverbs 20:27
If human soul is divine flame,
how can we draw close
to what flickers,
what springs
from blue expanse –
water, air or atmosphere?
It seems uprooted.
Flame can’t be grasped.
Yet souls draw near to recline, relax.
They don’t turn to ash,
but hover,
risk burn.
It’s not about anger,
which fires some flares.
No. The source
is a gathering
of memory, love, glints of intention,
a search.
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