The Fire, poetry written by Alan David Gould at Spillwords.com

The Fire

The Fire

written by: Alan David Gould

 

That when you open your mouth to speak, ash smolders from the
perpetual upheaval of
volcanoes deep in your heart
I cannot put a fire like that
out

I tried, I cut your
earth with the shovel of borders, I spread the
dirt of anger, I poured the
water of reason and logic, I dropped the
tears of commiseration, they
do not work

It is the fire of your life we are talking about and the
only thing that will quench it is
death

Alan David Gould

Alan David Gould

Alan David Gould is a composer, writer and poet residing in Sarasota, FL. Gould is putting the finishing touches on a first anthology of collected poems, soon to be published. He is also writing a book of educational essays for musicians, a journal and dream journal, composing orchestra and chamber work for film and performance and tackling the remix of 40 years worth of original singer-songwriter material.
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