The Fire Tonight


The accidental lovers sit face to face owling
into each’s eyeballs & pouring out their hearts in trade,
both preparing the other’s blood for a boil
& sorting out the fires they shall barter tonight.

Tonight fire will acost fire.
& this will be an arson to stay away from –
witness from afar –
lest boiling blood scald your poking nose.

These serpents will know one another tonight,
Their fires kindling fervid heat within and
Flames kissing the heart frenchly
Past the reaches of Cupid’s arrow. Lo,
Blood has never been redder than these hearts will become hotter!

Fire will burn.
Which selfsame fire will melt bonds,
weld perfidy and passions as one flesh
& chase off all fires to hell.

Tonight, fire will raze fire.

© OLUOCH-MADIANG’, 2012

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Judith on July 28, 2012 at 12:35

    Very thought provoking. Mad talent, this. yes, Pun intended. Kee it up. I look forward to having a dog eared book with a collection of your work on my shelf.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Oluoch-Madiang's Poetry on July 29, 2012 at 18:10

    …and that is the vision Judy, I will autograph it for you dear. Thanks for the support and belief. 🙂

    Reply

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