Moments began to flare
as if they were tumbling down from the atmosphere
I felt the intensity of my focused stare,
as I struggled to hold back any real tears.
I felt a sense of wonder, I felt a sense
I knew the flames would hurt a bit,
but, deep down,
I knew it to be a ploy.
I approached the wreckage
with a grim half smile
I was expecting all to have been singed.
But just then I noticed something wild,
and had to know what was within.
It was a small box,
warm to the touch,
It had a certain kind of edge.
I tampered with it for a moment,
until I saw what it read.
‘Devil May Care”
I read aloud, confused and a bit thrown off,
I felt a real power here,
I didn’t dare scoff.
I took a peak inside,
admittedly scared of what I might find,
but the calm that I felt
helped to ease my mind.
It was my heart,
staring right back at me,
and it was glowing more than ever,
for it had been set free.