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Firestorms and Rainblaze

Tinctures of firedust

Smouldered soft in my ashen tongue

As my bulletproof ribs

Didn’t withstand your volatile storm

It melted away sullenly

Invisible shadows danced on my lips

Warning me of a secret

I caution in my effervescent heart to keep.

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Conciliating the Innocuous Evil

Don’t stop drinking, the water will hold

I’ve got a tap on the oceans, seven-fold

Did I bruise your two lips efficaciously?

You’re an adenoidal suicidal blue baby

Sterile words are asthenic sanitisation

Are you embarrassed by that attention?

A cavalcade of tragedy and menagerie

Demarcated flirtation in grave robbery

My wink scheming pertinent adulation

Vindication is not the equivocal potion

Presentiment is a faux rubbish tumbril

If you wish to execute me, I’ll fire at will.

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Flint and Flame

You are the match

That burned the whole city down.

The person who danced on the ashes

Of the ruined smouldering town

You were that blazing

Decade-long wildfire

That caused evacuations

That ate civilisations

That tore down society

And tallied a thousand casualties

With your tempers high

Above both degrees

Celsius and Fahrenheit

And your smokescreen of shadows

Obscuring the sunlight’s glow

Your embers snarled angrily

And lashed at those who dared

To touch their fragile paper skin

On your dangerous beauty

And they coughed up blood,

Inhaling charcoal fumes that

Rose above you in softest

Of intricate laced whorls,

Your gruesome work of art.

A haphazard elegance,

That you were.

A blending of tangerine and

Xanthus and azure and all

Colours invisible to the naked

Eye, birthing your kindle red.

You were luminescence;

A hopeful light of blinding hopeless

You were warmth;

A radiating heat of scorched blisters

Every part of you, flammable

Every part of you, sparking a pyre

You were life, and death, alike

Black of soot, white of light

Left to their hands to decide

Which blade they shall use

On the fates they will deride.

Yet; only one choice did it take

And you melted steel and flesh

Ignited into fueled madness

Laughing at the agony you behest

Burn it all, you crackled, glaring

No survivors, incessant destroying

The oceans of Pacific had barely

Made a dent on your aberrating

It was as if fate was on your team,

So you laughed and fought back

But gritted at your diminishing

Against the soothing cold attack

So you flared, and flickered,

You sizzled, and simmered

You were truant then tame,

For a moment you won the game.

But the cyclone stormed suddenly,

The rains fell triumphant at your loss

Your infamous last words faded

It’s…magnificent…chaos…

Your pillar of fire flared even higher,

Against the tide of the cruel water

The magnum opus of your fame,

A final swan song to your name.

You dwindled and you darkened,

You were nothing more than a stain,

And you were finally put out…

But your damage will forever remain.

You were the rampaging fire

That burned everything down

With your conflagrating hate

I watched it all, the annihilation

Of an innocent nation, and its

Own rebirth, in a phoenix state

You were the match that

Burned the whole city down.

Until everything was too late

And mercy, for I was the rough surface

Who struck so carelessly

Against your phosphorus nitrate.

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Twelve Kilometres: Epilogue

Both soles are screaming to be put out

As the fires in my feet spread, no doubt

Walking a million miles, was it worth it?

The answer hangs unsure against heat

Though the question remains unbroken

I walk on a boulevard of glass and nails

All prejudices and kvetch left unspoken

My trembling sprained legs carry the trail.

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Paper Hearts: Scorched

One blot I spilled

Of stale gasoline

Embers it twilled

By cold nicotine

.

Days of acidic futures

Held by shivery hands

Sluggish gold sutures

By girls in the stands

.

A match you spilled

Onto my paper heart

Raging fire it twilled

Turned ash and dust.

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451

Fahrenheit 451—the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns…” ~Ray Bradbury

~*~

4 days…

Dandelion tickles her soft chin

Montag, are you in love or not?

Childish star girl of evergreen

Dial watch face and whatnots

Life with you, in pretty whims

Until a beetle ran you over flat

.

Her liquid mercury eyes staring

Where did we first meet, Millie?

Her snowless island, yet hailing

Faux laughs of a parlour family

Life, with you, lacklustre feeling

Until a snake expunged toxicity

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5 hours…

Mechanical hound, metal growl

What are fires, but clean lauds?

Captain, with a solid-set scowl

His knowledge, logically sound

Life with you, exhilarating goals

Until a dragon melts your ground

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Brittle bones creaking with age

Books bleed pores, do you see?

The clever professor assuages

With green thimbles, philosophy

Life with you, easy plans staged

Until wolves chased relentlessly

.

1 lifetime.

A silver salamander button melting

Fill this sieve with sand for a dime?

A fireman with his joys misguiding

A forbidden hobby to pass the time

Life with himself, scary, confusing

Until books made him feel sublime

.

In a monochromatic dystopia, a future glowing bleak

Yes. Chicago. Beauty. Yes. Can’t. Answered his insights

Wars waged in twenty seconds, and families of static

Watching butterfly pages curling, words burning bright

Life as Book of Ecclesiastes, walking with his fellow literaries

I’ll save this passage for when we finally reach the city lights…

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Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust

Ashes to ashes

And dust to dust

We all fall down

In fervours of lust

.

You’re burning up

Coveting in hatred

If only loathe’s fire

You’d be cremated

.

I’d be exuberance

Doing a rain dance

If I assent too high

My feet would cry

.

I be your charcoal

You be my red pyre

Clash, fervid souls

Lost in mad desire

.

Dig a shallow grave

Purgatory of grace

Burn a devil’s hole

Exhausting our goal

.

Lost deep in hell

Yet heart in swell

Soon heat arises

Us left in a mess

.

You be in ashes

I be dust ground

If passion passes

Without a sound

.

Ashes to ashes

And dust to dust

Left in tiny pieces

Faulty vision of trust.

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Tears on Ashes

I burned all of our sweetest memories’ fill

And scattered the bitter dark grey ashes

But little specks and residues lingered still

And floated onto my tearstained lashes

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How melancholically funny, how very strange I find

That despite the fact you ignited our passion’s funeral pyre

The tiniest trace of your emotions still lingered behind

And it gave me just one last reason to rub my eyes and cry.

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Cri de Coeur

~*~

EN DÉCÈS

I am not angry at you, in all honesty

I’m very calm and peaceful, you see

As I slowly slide this knife deeper into your spine

I’m not mad; just smiling at your life’s decline.

~*~

EN PASSANT

Thinking thoughts of an elegant crime

Pondering ways to cover up my tracks

Driven mad by my own soul overtime

But I have returned, and I’m back in black.

~*~

EN ROUTE

You shatter the lightbulb into sharp little pieces

And plunge me into total darkness ahead

You hand me a flashlight to help with my travels

But the batteries are dead.

~*~

EN PRISE

I was the foolish moth drawn into your light

Burnt my own wings, now impossible for flight

But as I crawled on, still enthralled by your sight

You snuffed yourself out and left me cold and blind in the night.

~*~

EN FEU

You burned down my soul, you burned down my heart

And in return, I burned down your own house apart

Fight fire with fire, pyromaniacs trapped in a flaming mess

And in the end, all that remains are bitter grey ashes.

~*~

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Burning Bridges

Burning bridges

I’m in the middle

Connection lost

To other people

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Burning bridges

A towering pyre

Sever the rope

Without a goodbye

.

Burning bridges

Now it’s swim or fly

Lest I fall away

Or burn and die.

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