resiliently burning
for those who stand timeless
these fleeting breaths
our waning pulse

forcing each letter
our broken compass
the futures desire
burying our paths

waiting for the sun
for the ocean
for sails to take flight
as children run
along busy streets
flick the ashes
throw it all away
this empty vessel
these cold winds
throw it all away

effortlessly wicked
eternally bleeding
for souls left unsaved