The Feminine Flame

Photo: CA Hawthorne
Photo: CA Hawthorne
On her knees,
she lit the candle,
beheld the beauty,
the tranquility,
the understated power.

Feminine strength,
elegant and graceful,
often content to nurture and heal
until wronged,
and then an inferno in a leopard's eyes.

Let them scoff and ridicule.
Let them diminish and disparage.
Flames have a way of spreading
when provoked,
teaching the unwary about firestorms.

©May 2022
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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