"CAN YE FEEL SO NOW?" (Alma 5: 14, 26)
I nonchalantly slide the white-bright ember
from the fire and watch it for a while.
It shines an ever-reddening hue,
holding its glow while I muse.
But unfocused stare
ignores its spectrum slip
A chill, from somewhere,
rouses me from drowsy nod.
I quickly rise and thrust the ember to the fire,
before its light
goes out completely.
Steve Dunn Hanson