I nearly bought clearance roses today
almost, but not quite

I held them to my face for a moment
almost, but not quite

there were several bouquets waiting
almost, but not quite

had I given in, this was my favorite one
almost, but not quite

even for $4.99 these gorgeous roses, in varied hues stayed behind today
almost, but not quite

resting in my cart, for but a moment
almost, but not quite

playin’ with fire

I’m playin’ with fire

dancin’ ever closer

stayin’ just out of reach

I’m playin’ with fire

turning back the clock

in my mind and heart

and remembering

I’m playin’ with fire

dredging up memories

best left buried deep

I’m playin’ with fire

hopin’ not to get burned

or burn another

I’m playin’ with fire

red, orange, yellow

bright blue glow

of the flame

as I stare

mesmerized

by what I see

I’m playin’ with fire

the danger attracts

I admit it

my rebellious side

isn’t quashed

yet

I’m playin’ with fire

drawn like a moth

to a flame

with memories

of you

OUCH!

Got too close

for just a moment

while I was

playin’ with fire

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles