Mosque Burner

sweet and strange

clown in Drama class

fond of fire

news clipping narrated

 

NOT ACCEPTED INTO THE MILITARY

PARANOID

DELUSIONAL

 

cloth and wood charcoaled

statements of fear and suffering

escape or else

fireside stolen by flame

and silent antagonists  

 

that makes sense

he was always a weird one

 

small town of racists are seething

one of their offspring

burns down a building

villagers don’t want to be the villains

still they are grateful for the fires they start

 

are we destined to be arsonists?  

screaming for salvation

we throw the molotovs willingly

upon those we don’t understand

Photo: File Photo /Victoria Advocate

Published by Christy Leos

Hi! I’m Christy Leos – Writer, Editor, and Author with a background in English Literature, social media, digital content creation, and access to justice work for marginalized communities. 📌When I write, I am the best version of myself; I am a storyteller.📌 📣 Work featured on News Break, LatinaMedia.Co, ABC13, Southern Laced, and InspirationalBlogs.com.

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