Piles of Ashes

Piles of ashes surround my memory 
The future that once was
The love I thought I shared
The person I use to be
Are all a pile of ash
Burned to the tiniest remnants

Ashes give way to new growth
But only if there is true forgiveness
For if not, a fire will ignite once again.

~Schleup

© Steven Schleupner, 2017

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