smoke gets in your eyes (20170616)

douse me in accelerants
use a word as effective
as a zippo shielded from the wind
to ignite me

shall we count, then?

see how fast i burn
almost as if I were made
of dry, bundled grasses
whispering, shushing

what number did you reach
before there was nothing left of me?
i hope you were not distracted
by all that smoke

5 thoughts on “smoke gets in your eyes (20170616)”

  1. The vulnerability of your poem moves me, Charles. If it isn’t someone making us smolder, then it’s us doing our own self-combustion. 🔥

      1. I never saw an emoji in Star Trek. They missed a trick there! Most important 21st century invention. If only I knew how to use them.

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