Feelings become flights of fancy
in the flickering of your flame,
and although it's hard to gauge the heat
for my blistered burns you hold no blame.
Some take love as a solemn law
and others as a light-hearted game,
I cannot be a pawn on your board
if you cannot promise me the same.
So dowse your embers before they light
or let your fires take their full aim,
but don't leave it in a lukewarm limbo
where neither Heaven nor Hell make their claim.