fire by Camila Maldonado

please
permit this respite
to serve as the sole motivation
you need to bless me with a recognizable ‘hello’
to revive some sense of warmth
or worth
think not of me as an inferno
but as a campfire, your energy source
i want to help sustain your frequencies
the frequencies that once ran from your blue blazing fingertips through the lampshade excuse of brain i have
think me as you once did
you would tell me 100 reassuring words
almost ironically.
i regret writing this and
i do not miss you