Poem 20150623

starting a fire is easy
there are steps of course
which must be observed
ignore any of these at
your own peril

first, you must find suitable
tinder
the human ego is usually
dry and brittle enough
and hardly needs any fussing with
to get it going

a smoldering look, say
or a few words tossed
at the right angle to
make a few sparks

i know some of you are
going to ask about accelerants
but really
what burns hotter
faster or
brighter
that human blood

you thought it was mostly water
but really
it was rocket fuel