Do not fret,
because it is often, for us all,
that within the time it takes you to take off your clothes
and wash yourself clean
inside there is a spark that is impossible to turn into a fire.
Some coals aren't meant to be stoked
but to be seen briefly
to subconsciously enhance our days
to warm hearts instead of hands
making us feel like our time isn't wasted.
In turn, our hands
and our hearts
are filled with the gasoline needed
To start a much brighter fire
with a strong foundation
to keep it burning
with minimal kindling, save for words.
(Now, where did I put my towel?)