The City Burns

photo: Manila sunset

Pondering the actor with his brilliance

enticing me into ecstasies of morbid intrigue

evil as entertainment

as evil reigns

weeping and hysteria

tumble me downstream

heartbreak and madness

the horror of missing

the brainstoppingly obvious

forgotten child

abandoned parent

scraping the fiddle

while the city burns

First published in Slamchop Poetry: http://www.slamchop.org/ann-van-wijgerden

Ann writes at CrackedCeiling: https://crackedceiling.blog