I should sing
in gratitude
sing in grace
be grateful
for this gift

be grateful
for this gift
this gift of fire
gift of burning
endless turning

this joyful dance
this trance
the bitter drink
this dream unsighted
unrequited

be grateful
for this gift
this gift of fear
frozen here
loving you
alone                                                  

(c) 2003 J.L. Stanley
Gift of Burning