Extinguished

The echo of heat is all that remains
Buried under aloof neglect
The flame went out

A great fire raged here
Long ago

Surrounded by trappings 
Sealed on all sides by expectations
It suffocated

Starkly refusing to acknowledge it's existence,
It starved

Red hot embers glowed
Then, fuel met water
Extinguishing what remained of possibility

Without question or pause, sand
Finality

Snuffed out
No difference existing between
Inattentiveness or malicious purpose 

There once was a great fire that burned
And you killed it

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