Sacred Fire

I am looking now into the dancing flames

A ravenous and demanding master

That demands more and more from the priests

Encircling it;

There are many hands outstretched

Whetting its appetite

With a dollop of ghee now

And a luscious looking fruit at times;

I too have a demanding fire

In me

But I know I cannot afford any of the sacrificies

It demands;

They tell me it’s a sacred fire for them

That mammoth beast they keep feeding

Something for Dhanvantri – the God of Healing

And I pray and wonder – does He heal hunger?

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