Monday, February 2, 2009

Start A Fire

to start a fire is to kill the dark
summon flames and scorch the earth
smoke in the air and watering eyes
tightening grip on the throat of the sky

to start a fire is to send a signal
awaken spears and read the smoke
furious adrenaline bleaches the mind
sound the horn and get in line

to start a fire is to cook your own
set the table and gather round
choking on the excess of greedy tastes
the animals get the ones gone to waste

flames that stretch for miles and miles and generations
minds that wonder forever

in the ashes we will dance
just what's left of our shadows
in the ashes we will fall
the last few cries of another ghost

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