Baptism by Fire


On this paper, blank and pure

I will take this note and make my cure.

I look in the mirror and see a monster

It stares back at me with joy and laughter.

It devours me from the inside out,

Killing all that I care about.

So I write its name on this page

And douse it in my rage.

I place it beneath the grate,

And stare at it with hate.

I set the note ablaze,

And watch as the smoke forms a haze.

I watch as the flames leap higher,

In this baptism by fire.


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