Jazz Music poetry Short Stories Uncategorized Urban Legends writing

he hangs lanterns

the ones who came before
wanted to steal the light
to selfishly keep it for themselves
hide it
stifle it
make it less
stamp it out
willing to kill it
for the sake of controlling it
so no one else would be drawn to it
but not him
he loves me more
for giving it to the world
he hangs lanterns from the darkest skies
daring me
to will them to life

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