Desire and Love

Blood burns hotter than the brightest star
Heart beats pulsing, filled with desire
Never afraid that it's gone too far
Always sure it will rise ever higher

A quieter flame begins to take shape
Amidst the throbbing heat of desire
It lingers still, defiantly waits
As the bonfire mellows from atop the spire

The embers dying, slowly fading away
The single flame burns brighter still
It appears steady, clinging, here to stay
It moves of itself, of it's own will

Desire is smoldering...but the flame is here
A gift full of promise, a joy from above
A full forward movement, devoid of fear
The flame lingers still, and it's name is love

June 1997