A Thousand Camp Fires
The flames of a thousand camp fires
Burn within my heart
And the embers burn and smolder
As they lie apart.
The ache from many a heartbreak
Slowly fades away.
Stars shine forth in numbers
In the twilight of the day.
The falling cascade of water
Soothes the weary ear.
The leaves, rocks, and twigs
Have known the flight of a deer.
The soft voice of the Whip-poor-will
Whispers in the night.
Flames from a thousand campfires
Give way to morning light.
Yu/stan/kema (age 19)