Fire Gone Exploring

The fire crackles, spitting into my face

I’m caught alight!

I stop, drop and roll all over the place

But my face is burning something nasty

I raise my hands in sheer panic

Hoping it’ll go out by itself

But the more blood vessels it bursts

The faster the fire explores me

Burning away ever road within myself

Until I’m nothing but ash

Is This Hell?

Flashing lights and frozen wheels

Burnt asphalt and melted rubber

Traffic lights stuck on red

No one can move, no one intends to

We all wait with bated breath

We all wait for something

That will never come

The crows are curious and

The rabbits are roused

We stand like statues

Made for this moment

Waiting for something

That will never come

 

Is this hell?