Presence of the Soft Wood Floors
smooth to touch and fingertips
like the soft sound of a roaring fire,
let the memories wash over you,
campfires and hot dogs on sticks,
chicken stew and warm hands,
turning so you can warm your other side,
friends and mesmerizing yellow at the core,
smell of burnt wood and smoke in your eyes,
turning marshmallows golden brown,
melted gooey mess on fingers,
arm in arm and love as loud as the cracking embers, fire,
white hot coals and remnant sparks,
smooth and soft until the chill returns,
say goodbye to the stars and black sky,
smoke returns upward,
© Christine Salkin Davis, 2019
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