Saturday, 7 December 2013

Two Bars

Two bars only, glowing fiercely
Take the chill from the winter's norm
Semi-circle of sweet sanctuary
Far from the beat of the winter's storm
Two bars only, temporarily
Moth-ridden blanket warming bones
Festive cheer wrapped in newsprint
Story that's told in so many homes
Two bars only, powered down
Another layer to save the cost
Resources dwindle to the point of extinction
For all that we have, 
What more have we lost?

© Fergus Martin
Dec 2013