In Which We Meet Fire, The Artist


In Which We Meet Fire, the Artist


Candles and Pills don’t mix!

I warned her,

but that was before the curtains

gently brushed the guttering candles

and awoke some crazy, abstract Artist

who daubed the whole room with flames.


Her house mates woke

and dragged her outside just in time

to stand a barefoot lawn in the frosty dawn,

but she went groggily stumbling back on in

to retrieve something or other.

I don’t know what,

money, clothes, a cat..


Didn’t come back out,

Fire, the Artist,

had reduced her to a charcoal sketch.






The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity and

an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

Oh! The Humidity! 



~ by reverendhellfire on February 12, 2017.

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