Gather around this fire

Listen to the drum

Beating like a tattoo heart

Something has begun


Dance around this fire

Bathe in moonlit dreams

Spinning like a compass hand

It is what it seems


Linger around this fire

Catch the wind-scattered ashes

Tossing like a tortured sea

Something in me crashes


Stay around this fire

Watch the embers die in time

Fading like a broken heart

And know you won't be mine.

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