fire

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we were always taught

to be careful of the matches.

always asked

not to stand

too close

to the flames.

always kept

so far

and so wary

of the fire.

so

how

were we meant

to be ready.

for worlds

destined

to burn

© Hudson Biko

Photograph by guille pozzi

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satisfied

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the world has a way.

of giving you. the things.

you are sure. you want.

to let you know. there is

always.

something else.

© Hudson Biko

Photograph by Thought Catalog

snow

to watch the snow fall. from

overcast skies.

to see the light. and feel

the light. pour.

from so much dark.

and believe

© Hudson Biko

bright

the lights are fewer in terraces. the bright in trees

is fading.

the way.

new beginnings

are made of endings.

© Hudson Biko

margins

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how narrow 

must the margins

become

before

the lines 

begin to fade

how hard

can we fight

to stay 

© H. Biko

Photo by Anthony Tran