Poetry

Fire

By Kareem Hajibrahim

Fire boiling in my veins
transmitted through pheromones
the lightest touch
was less than I needed

While the fire rages
launching me forward
it burns too
grinding my insides with fire
Until they are molten

Burn me so hard
that all that’s left is ash
I want your waves of flames
to set me ablaze
until my dental records are unidentifiable

burn, burn, burn,
burn it all down
ruin me
it’s all I ever wanted

She has another
She’d hate to kill
but she chose to give me a spark
that I never deserved

Subtly and subconsciously
trying to sway her to murder her love
so that I may be
the next lamb she chooses to slaughter