Lion of elements. Prowling beast.
Wild in voracious conflagration.
Licking lascivious tongues.
Tasting all, leaving little.
Leaping in spontaneous combustion,
a fearsome phenomena of urban myth,
creepy forensic investigation.
Tamed you are enslaved, used
like all who have been captured.
Caged. Hemmed in, held by brick mouths,
boiler boxes, tooth-like campfire stones.
Blue robed in gas-flamed neat choreography
to do our bidding. Resentfully you comply.
Contemptuous of our need for warmth,
food, light. Your escape brings chaos.
screaming call to arms as you destroy
in a heartbeat, full of vengeful frenzy.
Chameleon character. Ever morphing.
From a volcanoes spew of ignition,
to a kindly candle-glow.
Miki Byrne has written three poetry collections, had work included in over 160 poetry magazines and anthologies, and won a few poetry competitions. She has read on both radio and TV, judged poetry competitions, and was a finalist for Poet Laureate of Gloucestershire. Miki is disabled and lives near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK.