I received this text late last night from a friend, sharing how
she would celebrate the arrival of Summer. She said:

“…. I’m feeling the need to burn something for the solstice to let
go of what doesn’t serve me or anyone else in my world……”


Pain poured into words
one match lit before her eyes
witness to fire
Before day was done
yesterday’s vestiges, ash
burned in a spire
weighty extraction
demons vanquished in moonlight
Summer Solstice Bright!