It is a day for starting fires
with agile dragon tongues.
Words on fire,
letters melting into plastic slugs suitable for
the phosphorus of these slurs a
green with jealousy
and the faded blue of bitterness.
White magnesium flares in carefully chosen nouns,
vowels spun in glittering deceptions, woven wires,
hung about the public spaces,
ready to lacerate
these words on fire.