Light

Light a fire
But this time keep the flame burning
Not another light-at-the-end-of-the tunnel
More nights instead, awake, turning

I dreamt I was strangled by ocean reeds
Just retribution, subconscious chastisement
And as if that wasn’t enough
I dreamt of algorithms heaven-sent

Now dawns make me cringe by reflex
And many times I’ve tried fear
I’ve convincingly beheaded both moral species
That have lived and relived here

These deaths may now seem matter-of-fact
Yet later, when my stomach’s churning
Light a fire
This time keep the flame burning