An ember met a firework

In the heat of July night.

Neither one of fire made

Expected such a sight.

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The ember wafted from the earth,

From smoke and wood and ash,

Swirling through the starlit sky,

Expecting not the crash.

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The firework was yet to come

Alive, to see the stars,

To rush into the great unknown

And send such colours far.

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Dancing through the leaves

Up above the shadows long,

The ember gazed upon the night,

The breeze carrying song.

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Erupting into open space

With overbearing sound,

The firework gazed over all,

So far above the ground

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While twirling up above the trees

Where lights refuse to shine,

The glowing two come face to face,

Collide grandeur sublime.

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Colours dull into the night,

Until there is nothing

But starlit skies where fireworks

And embers ever sing.