Fraiku: Last Match

The moment of truth
will it sputter to life
or will darkness snuff the light

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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25 Responses to Fraiku: Last Match

  1. An existential question that can only be answered by time or a mystic. Even though I think we’ve all been asking it.

    I’m such a smoker that when I see that pic I have flashbacks of matches not lighting, of having a fag but no way to light it. We can make fire with sticks and stones but most of us have forgotten how.

    Thought provoking I would have to say.


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  2. rothpoetry says:

    I love where you went with this. Gives me an idea or two for a spin-off!

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  3. Sputter to life, yes, love this line, such intrigue in this one for me! πŸ‘

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  4. jai says:

    I think darkness wins most of the time. Thought-provoking poem, Bartholomew.

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  5. ivor20 says:

    Don’t worry Bart, “there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”

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  6. Cassa Bassa says:

    Hoping the truth will set us free.

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  7. Annabel says:

    We have found a philosophical poet here! Excellent lines…

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  8. Love this! All we can do with a last match is fearlessly strike it and hope. <3

    Never run out of matches! Never give up!

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