creates sparks from friction
with the earth.
The salt in our sweat
transmutates into nitroglycerin
while we lay on a funeral pyre
piled up against a red dawn backdrop.
We share the same script
like two apostles kissed by fire
In a black box stage
under the night’s spotlight.
And then we detonate.
Trevor Williams (He/Him) observes and writes under the alias, The Sidewalk Scribe, bringing his typewriter to public spaces and writes poetry on-demand, based on pedestrian suggestions in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike most of of his pieces, “an act of arson,” is an outlier because it all took place on the internet, a 2nd place winning response to a contest from @revleryinread, for the prompt “kissed by fire.” Trevor Williams has participated in local events both virtual and in person over the years and is thankful for the opportunity to be included in all situations prior to now and those that follow.