Day 5: April PAD 2013 – Building Fire

A ‘plus’ poem is the prompt of the day. Supposedly, we’re to write something with addition (or subtraction.) Thinking it through, my mind locked in on adding to a fire, which resulted into today’s poem, Building Fire.

Building Fire

In freezing cold.
My trembling hands
Find pocket lint
For warming plans

Search in earnest
For sappy pine
Add to the pile
Of tinder, fine

And then some twigs
In teepee form
Added over
To keep me warm

A few big sticks
Are sitting near
They’re frozen still
But not to fear

To find this fuel
Was such a plus
When matches strike
It warms me, thus


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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