The fire burns, birch and maple

To black

And long extends my moments,

For time like wood exhausts

Too quick

My years, my body—abhorrent.


This room grows cold and then,

My love,

Our shadows roll congruent,

For dark will hold though time

Doth wane

Thy fondness reigns triumphant.

This poem first appeared on John Blase's blog. was kind enough to feature one of my new poems on his website. HERE. 


Tim's authored four books, including Shine So Brighta children's Christmas story, and is finishing his first novel. He and his wife, Christine, co-founded The Edges and are writing a book they hope will inspire married couples to stick together no matter what. 

Tim lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with Christine and their three pixie-daughters. Sign-up here to follow their work.