if denied the warmth they yearn

rotisserie hearts predictably turn

enflaming selfish tongues to burn


glowing embers smolder & smoke

rising ashes threaten to choke

old conflagration easily stoke


innocents witness this ugly scene

wonder what white hot words may mean

soaking up pain of blame too keen


pour confessions’ water on flames

douse wildfire of relationship games

let forgiveness speak our new names