When You Spark
How dear the winter fire that warms us,
the flames that refresh us after playing in the snow.
Sparks may fly off the wood at times:
most heading into the sky, to create stars
while others spiral towards us.
We can choose to hate the fire for the sparks
but then we would stay cold in our frosty worlds.
Or, we can smile, moving back from the sparks,
and then, after the sparks have calmed,
return in appreciation to the nurturing heat.
— by Sabio Lantz, Dec 2015