Flames Make Promises

Ariel Blaser
Oct 23, 2020


Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

When everyone around you is on fire
it’s hard not to imagine
you’re the match
the gasoline
the starter
An arsonist making art by the light of their blaze
Smiling, dancing, dazed while they flicker and glow

When everyone around you is a fire
Flames make promises and you know

you’re next



Ariel Blaser

A curious writer, linguist, and tutor living as a tumbleweed on the North American continent. Can’t seem to settle into one niche or genre.