RIC S. BASTASA


a fire escape


imagine
one night

when you are
alone

inside a room
with windows

secured with
iron grills

the fire starts
from that only

door and there is
no other exit

imagine that
electricity is cut

the smoke
enters your room

crawling on the
floor

you panic
and you do not remember

where escape is
where to find again

the entrance to the
next life

blame yourself
how you hated the thief

Submitted: Thursday, November 03, 2011

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