“Wildfire”

“I’ll be right back.”
you said.

I hadn’t seen you
almost all day.

(like you were avoiding me…)

Yesterday
I had been
your world.

(did you know I had something to tell you,
something I needed you to know…)

I had to talk to you
even if just
for one
minute.

(did you mean to leave me behind?)

They say
if they want you
you will know.

(did I misread the signs?)

I was wrong,
I guess.

(I just saw what I wanted to see…)

But you
could have been
upfront.

Why
did
you
lie?

(“I’ll be right back.”)

Baby, I’m not
a back burner
kind of girl.

(“I’ll be right back.”)

I’m the fire
in the woods
that will
burn
the
world
down.

You’ll come back,
and I won’t be here.
But every
charred sight
you see,
every
ash
left behind
will remind
you
of
me.

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Β©2021 Jai Lynn

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4 thoughts on ““Wildfire”

  1. You are SO not a back burner kind of girl. It is so amazing that you know that and embrace who you truly are. The last stanza is so powerful. β™‘

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    1. Thanks Jenni!! I felt empowered writing this. I know what I want and who I am and what I am worth. ❀ It took me awhile to get here but I'm loving who I am now!! Your support always means so much, thanks girl!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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      1. That is so amazing and makes me so happy to hear!! Your words are so inspiring.

        You are SO welcome!! It’s my pleasure, really! πŸ™‚ I’ve got your back, girl!β™‘β™‘β™‘

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