Nice Acrostic… Let’s Set Fire To Something

I know, I like you too, you’re crazy.
Let’s not trade scar stories,
let’s make us some new ones, together, yeah.
Look what I can do…
and it doesn’t hurt me half as much as it hurts them.
Aww, I wanna be ‘Hellfire’,
‘Brimstone’ suits you much better,
it makes your demented eyes POP.
I’m not very good at sharing, but I guess,
if we’re going to be hyenas about the place
I’ll just have to adjust
(Hark at me, sounding like a Psychiatrist).
You’re starting to dilate and a-quiver
are you getting aroused or aggressive?
either way, you’re so cute, come yuh!
I talk to ‘Dead People’, and collect Flashbacks,
and sometimes I frighten my own self
into these weird, and uncontrollable giggling fits
in the most awkward and absurd places.
For sure, aye, like a house on fire,
we’re gonna get along just fine, I can tell, ouch.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.