a Poem by Raquel Swann

One ray of light refracted

Through a magnifying glass

Has the power to burn,

Destroy lesser worlds,

In the careless hands of children,

who for a moment imagine,

they possess the power.

Dealing death at will,

To hapless ants,

as they scout for food

Across miles and miles

Of concrete deserts.

I stand under your watch

Waiting for the sun to rise,

So you can finish what you started.

As you channel the light over me,

Will I burst into flames?

Or will a fiery Phoenix rise

From the ashes?

Striking with fury and desire

Fighting for my life…

My future.

Or am I just an ant

Powerless when a child,

Grabs a magnifying glass.

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