controlled burn

Darryl Willis
Hallow Literary
Published in
Jan 17, 2023
Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplas

when I was sixteen my brother and I
managed to burn down twenty acres
of pine in a day it was not our
intent our controlled burn
went out of control

when I was sixteen I did not try
to control the burn I was
a can of gasoline in search
for a match some tender and stand
of trees to clear

January 23, 2023

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Darryl Willis
Hallow Literary

Has worked in non-profits for 40 years and is currently a Regional Director for an international non-profit. He holds an MA in Biblical text.