Up in Flames

This heart lies cold
at the edge
of a mortal soul
i wish for playful games
for eyes that burst you
up in flames

I haven’t seen the world just yet
to give up hope
on pretty words and unsafe bets
wish for an endless throe of pain
for words that burn my soul
up in flames

At length a story comes by
that brings a smile
to the unhurt eye
it sparks the wilderness for the tamed
bursts this virgin heart
up in flames

It takes you on a ride
of a lifetime
and wins over the most practical minds
at length you realize
you were winning a losing game
but by then
you are already up in flames