This piece was originally published March 29, 2018, and was written as a reflection of the thought that, even though you may feel like a relationship is certain, nothing is so, and if you really love that person, you should be willing to accept and embrace that possibility, hoping only for the person you love to be at peace and know they are loved. 💙🕯🔥💙🚫🔥💙
The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/03/29/if-your-fire-should-ever-fade/
If your fire should ever fade…
If your crackling embers turn to grey…
Leave me here;
You know I will find my way.
Find new warmth, renew your light,
Though its source may not be mine.
You must carry on, you must survive.
Paths once crossed, they often wend apart
And too often stories end, before their proper start.
Let it be so.
Take care – love you – mend that broken heart.
Down the line, behind us only time
Perhaps again we’ll meet
And I’ll love you then, like I love you, even now
And maybe you’ll love me.
So ’til I see you once again,
Shining, smiling as I once knew:
Take care, my dear
Don’t ever fear
I’ll always remember you.