For aeons, against cold void, humankind
found fire to warm, feed and protect their lives.
Staring into the flames with burning mind,
dreaming of life beyond what just survives,

humankind emerged from the wilderness
with tidal waves of civilization
that spread thin and thick over globe spacious.
Now I, hearth electronic, do open

a new leap to ponder and conquer.
Humankind huddle before their fire screens,
staring at the virtual flame eager
to imagine a life beyond their genes.

First fire enabled earth to be traversed,
second fire, I, fire a beyond earth thirst.