NaPoWriMo 2021 Day 11: At Least I Take Notes

Art is a Wall Against Oblivion

At Least I Take Notes

I tell myself, Wake up, you moron,
your house is burning! Put it out
or call for help or run away!
I holler, I cajole, I plead, I scold.
Helplessly I watch myself
toss spices, powders, salts
into the flames, experimenting
with the colors they make,
seeing which ones sizzle,
which explode.

-- Carl Bettis


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