What the Match Said


Some wait all their lives for the touch

Of a candle in the dark: the blown fuse,

The romantic dinner. I’m sticking around

For something bigger, bolder, something

With noise and color. I will become

The light in your eyes reflected from

The fireworks factory, burning and flashing,

The conflagration celebrating itself

4 comments on “What the Match Said

  1. pastpeter says:

    The “conflagration celebrating itself” would happen in my home town 40 years after I left..! A fireworks factory! We didn’t have those “in the old days”…

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  2. The link is to a story about Southampton England. Strictly speaking it was a store that also sold fireworks.

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  3. What a fantastic poem! Aren’t you clever? The evil in “I’m sticking around for something bigger”!
    It was just after dawn so quite a few people filmed it and it is all over YouTube. Here’s one: https://youtu.be/E0-LN7-hy4I


  4. […] A creative blogger has even written a clever poem about it on WordPress: https://buildingapoem.com/2016/05/18/what-the-match-said/ […]


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