Friendly Fire / Ralph LaCharity


Call the hearth at home friendly fire
Call the cold hours' starlight friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire reaps & preys
this fire lights both ways

Call the pain of birth friendly fire
Call the cries of babes friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire gives & takes away
this fire leaps & falls both ways

Call the threaded looms friendly fire
Call our darkened room friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire flays & it slays
this fire weaves both ways

Call lakes when they shine friendly fire
Call waves when they break friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire aches & it craves
this fire bathes both ways

Call grasses when they sway friendly fire
Call fireflies in their dance friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire burns where it braves
this fire churns both ways

Call the morning star friendly fire
Call the setting sun friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire eats the days
this fire bites both ways

Call the comet's tail friendly fire
Call the new moon's silver friendly fire
& while friendly fire's everywhere & forever
this fire sleeps within the blaze
this fire wakes both ways





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