The Second Fire

Prometheus brought

fire to the earth

we are told and

lo, the Gods punished

him, because Gods

are wealthy and jealous

of power. There’s a

second fire we

can bestow, if only

we dare.

The fire of love.

Gods are wealthy

and jealous of power.

They seek to punish.

We must beware.

Reckless

and heedless

of consequence,

we must yet love

and thereby warm

and illuminate

the earth. Let

them do what

they will, we

carry as a gift fire

to those enslaved by

darkness, chained

and cold.

Gods are wealthy

and jealous

of love.

Rob them

and give

to the poor.

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