Which Sparks?

sparksnew sparks
are everywhere
if one is not asleep

that was never the question.

the world is nothing but
sparks
from a certain perspective
doled out like
El Nino
shedding raindrops

can’t catch them all.
yet none are wasted.

but still, choices:

which ones are for the tinder?
(easily combustible)
which ones are for the magic trick?
(flashy and mysterious)
which ones are for the fireworks?
(pretty colors and a big bang)
which ones are for the kindling?
(a flame to play and read with)
which ones are for the fire?
(providing heat, light, beauty, and intensity)

which ones are for the glowing embers
once the fire dies down,
yet keeps you warm
through chilly winter nights?

which ones are for the fire
around which friends sing songs
and shoot the shit
but also share secrets
and themselves?

which ones are for the fire
’round which
lovers’ bodies are kept warm
and hearts kept even warmer?

Which ones are for the fire
’round which
plans for future fires
are formed?

which ones will be the ashes
that fly away on the quiet wind
and are forgotten
and which
to remember warmly
with the eye of our heart
and celebrate

when
in the end,
darkness comes calling
and all the sparks have sparked?

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