Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Flame-haired Boy

The flame-haired boy
lives his life like the strike
against a tinder box,
ignition of a match head -

He bathes in the rocket's red glare -
where and when unimportant,
just a howling flight
through darkness.

He's not afraid of an apocalypse
he dreams it - inspires it.
He is blinded in his own light -
a faux-Christ -

his salvation is a fire pit
of self-righteousness.
He thinks to save us
with the purification of fire -
but he will burn -
and all the world with him.


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