Holy Flame

Flicker Flicker

near a presence unfamiliar

How do I dwell near such a

Holy Flame while it

dances around this tiny tree?

Why don't you leap out to

consume me?

So close to my body

yet so far from my heart.

The heat is faint and the

light too dim.

I long for Passion. I ache for Desire.

Envelop me with your burning;

anoint me with your touch

so I might know I AM.


JL McCarthy

May 14, 2022