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Burnt to a Crisp Barbeque

By Stephen Jarrell Williams

Burnt to a Crisp Barbeque

My last few steps
in the dry stink of the desert

vultures gathering
and landing on a ridge of sand

I eye them with a crooked smile
and fall for the last time

laughing with my cigarette lighter
I set myself on fire.

Article © Stephen Jarrell Williams. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-07-11
Image(s) are public domain.
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