What’s wanted from a fire?
Nothing required from a fire.
It takes away.
Fire taking away thought.
Burning presence to sell you immediate wonder.
Tearing up both oxygen and sight.
Taking out other lights while projecting falseness on the walls.
Throwing giggling light onto stillness.
Animating nothingness.
Animating bumps on stucco.
Flashing streaks of shadow across pavers.
People around a fire putting wildness on display.
Masks around a fire.
Always crowding around to add something.
But the fire always taking away.