Ken Pobo: Burning Down: from Siren's Silence Vol.2 No.3

Some people are like houses
burning down. When you
tell them, Uh, excuse me,
but you're definitely
on fire, they say, No,

that's not fire- it's just
bright yellow paint. And
you go on chatting
as if it will be Tuesday

afternoon forever till you
discover your words in
a pile of ashes the wind
catches and blows
right in your face.