Ashes to Ashes

Black smoke rising
Killing magic
Burning down
Slightly tragic
I’ve got just a few minutes
To materialize myself
To retrieve what is good
What should be saved from this hell
The duct taped screen gem that has served me well,
Five seasons of The Simpsons,
The burning of cheap dry wall, smoldering smell
My essential identity contained in the wallet,
Leatherbound security that would be hard to recall it
Dangerous flames filling the hall,
Atoms, elements of wood breaking down,
The inevitable that sees it all fall
The flatscreen TV that came from a loan,
Fighting for my life to save what I own
And I wish I could get it all,
Managing to scoop up an unopened Gatorade
As a hole burns through the wall, destroying what was made
But there just wasn’t enough armroom or time,
And as I make a run for the exit,
I realize what what I’d been taking for granted the entire time
To have had this home,
A place to run to, a place for sanctuary,
And now it is gone,
Well, now it’s just a memory, quite frankly

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Burning Down the House

Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

Author: Macbofisbil

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