A Flicker in the Dark


Answer me when I question you.
I'm tired of listening to empty wind.
Will you never tell me what's true?

I look for the answer within me
And I find none.
Two empty blue eyes are all I see.

Have I no heart, nor soul,
No breath, no music?
Where on Earth did it go?
When did I lose it?

The spark in my eyes lights again,
A flicker in the dark.
Watch, just a moment, then nothing.

The fire is there, buried deep,
Blazing on a few black coals,
Waking from a long, restless sleep.

Love, no, it was only a game.
I used you like you used me,
Both of us searching for a flame-

Finding one in each other's eyes,
Too wild, too hot to contain.

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