The Day After, Illusion

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The illusion of the house on fire

Slipping awake
in this motionless slumber
to think or to breath
or to go back to sleep

Feel it all go numb
seeming kinda dumb
as to take another shot
to rid a leisurely hangover

In the morning
feel so burned
not quite on fire

Thoughts cross a mind
thinking the house ablaze
on too much mesc
to remember it burns

If it really is hot
seems to never burn
the fragile skin
beneath the flame

Or an ironic fact
since there's no smoke
just a kind of funny smell
and no air,
just go back to sleep

Hidden under fire

Ignore the flames

Submitted: April 13, 2012

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