Until we both ignite (a poem)

Bonus round. Inspired by a Tumblr re-post by S. R. Mason…

I am the hesitant stick
near the top of the kindling

You’ve been smouldering
for a while now

I wait

Someone begins playing a song
to while away the time
and set the mood

Someone else begins thinking about love
because there’s nothing else

I feel something shift
smoke crawls around your outline
in search of that one spark

I wait

Until we both ignite
there is no fire

(30 November 2017)