Emotional Trash Burning…an experimental piece

emotions, like a con artist, look
a person right in the eye, and lie.

they’re pushy, too, always trying
to force me to make decisions now.

if I let them have their way, just a little, they act like a trash fire gone wild,

out of control, leap out of the barrel and consume the whole hillside,

weeds, flowers, strawberries, trees,
outbuildings, everything in their path.

like those flames, they could lay my life to ashes, if I let them out without

the garden hose in my hand, always
pointed and my eyes forever in their direction.

8 thoughts on “Emotional Trash Burning…an experimental piece

  1. yes you must let them out but the hose and a good eye are essential 🙂

    a good reminder for the “fly off the handle” , “wound up tight” individual that lives in my mirror.

    concering one of my problem emotions:

    Proverbs 16:32
    He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.


  2. Opoetoo,

    Thank you so much for your words and especially for the Proverb. That is SO true!


    So sorry to be so slow about responding. For some reason the wordpress put your comment in the spam folder but I found it and got it out! I would not want to leave a friend with pyromaniac tendencies in there! 🙂

  3. Excellent imagery…. And so darned true!!
    In response to all these emotions, is the work of the mind… which is ironic actually…cuz it’s the mind that causes these emotions in the first place! Ahhh … the tricks it plays ….
    Keep up the good work..

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