We carry sun within us, beam by beam.
We hum and puff with liquid wheezing light -
We kindle flames afire in borrowed gleam,
Reflected glow on loan from cloudless sky.
We shelter dark within us, sigh by sigh-
Protective urge to keep our worry close.
We cloak ourselves in dimly shadowed night,
And hide inside delicious dull repose.
We cradle warmth within us, spark by spark.
And stoke our dreams in rosy tinted rays.
We conjure heat from embers ashy dark
And flee between the turning nights and days.
We straddle dusk and dawn in frantic haste,
And douse the sun and drink the dark, a waste!