children things

Church+Trap+Fire II

children went there to play
to do children things
their parents came to pray,
and do parent things.

parent things like endless
after-church banter. gossip too.

the fire. it burnt the altar
the fire. it altered our lives
it burnt the offerings
it offered burnt offerings
to satan. to waste. to nothing.

the church burnt
the parents prayed at home
and did parent things. like working.
and what not. and stuff.
and the children found a mosque

a mosque to play,
and do children things
like turning benches to cars
and playing catch
like they did
before I lit the match.
the match that
brought the church down..

I swear it was a mistake.
I was 5 years old.


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