Out of the Frying Pan

Now I understand
the old saying,
“out of the frying pan,
and into the fire”.
from one place
where the oil sears
and burns your skin,
making you tender,
so that every pop and sizzle
causes a permanent scar,
to the suffocating fire
where poison learns to live
in your lungs,
and the heat is so intense
that there are days
when you feel cold
just living there.

Now I understand
that I am the fuel
for these sources
of heat and pain,
perhaps a juicy piece of meat
in the the frying pan,
turned now to wood
to keep the fire alive,
tossed without regard
to the sacrifice made.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s