Life of Fire

Life of Fire

The sun burned in Cancer and poised to take Leo when

I came into this world naked and bloody and screaming

I was a summer child meant to be docilized for urbanality

Then coddled and corralled into domestication with the rest:

Placated peasant sheep deaf and dumb to the nature of the world


Lost and confused within the wildfire

Smoke blinding and bellowing all around

The rushing sound of charged heat rising

The furious crackling of wood torn asunder

Ravenous and all consuming, stampeding

Unstoppable by walls and armies

It burns them all just the same

Until it starves itself and only ash remains


Then I once came across a snake in the middle of a trail far in the forest

Alive and wide eyed less than half way in the snakes mouth: a toad

In the yard now are the screams of some abandoned creature

I suspect that’s its mother being used as a cats play thing

They never tell you it is the same nature between men


See the swarming fires love has kindled

Powdered trust and shards of dreams

Burn like thermite

It burnt my food to ash

Burnt music to noise

And burnt me hollow

Then I tempered the flame:

Taking the breath in your lies for the bellows

All your sharp and worldly lessons the coals

Monotony the hammer and our world the anvil

The bellows are drums and the flames dance


For the coals I shall repay you

For the bellows I shall repay you

And for the anvil and hammer the same

I will make a Hell for you to burn in


~David T. Kukulkan~


About davidtkukulkan

I am a cognizant collection and configuration of genes in symbiosis with various microorganisms, thoughts, memories, emotions all encoded in neurochemicals.
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