Sep 11
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Matchstickfigure

“Don’t light yourself
on fire to keep
someone else warm”
implies that I am
lighting this fire
for another,
to help them
at my own expense.
No,
this fire
is for me.
They may not have it.
But I will not
cease burning either,
I will not put out
the reckless flames
that engulf my soul
and frame my body.
I burn only
for myself.