In the line of fire

You are
In the line of fire
Not because of what you have done;
Yet because of what you have done;
Too close to the furnace;
What were you thinking,
When you lit the fire;
And when you,
Like a skilled blacksmith,
keep the furnace aglow;
The fire burns still,
And only you
Can smother the embers that
Threaten to consume.
When it burns out of control
it is you
In the line of fire.

© Alexandra Kukunda 2010

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