November 13, 2013

The Flame


On the circus surrounding Mayor Rob Ford, and ourselves


we built a fire, one day
so bored of life, it seemed
a good thing to do at the time
so warm and communal too
and we basked
its comforting glow
shown but unrevealed
for a time forgetful
of our cold

and we fed it
    too much
and it grew
    too much
and became
    too much
a danger

like a guard-monster
soon more a danger
to us
than the dark outside
had been
but once a monster
outgrows its need
it stays where it wants
so with the fire
that burns what it will

with the fire
we tried to leave
but couldn't

cold within its distracting