Burning Ends

by John D. Evans

I saw the fire

And walked right into it

The flames of ugliness burned me

But I continued to press my way into it


The flames grabbed me

Every time I spoke and was ignored


The flames slammed me

Every time I tried to be nice to it


The flames cursed me

Every time I leaked peace


The flames denied me

Of my dignity


They needed me

But treated me

Like a candle

Almost gone

Burning Ends by John D. Evans

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