August 19, 2009

Burning Amy

by Alan Catlin

No death from above
napalm run, no car
crash turned fireball,

no girl in the picture
carrying burning jelly
on her back,

but a working girl
in an argument
gone terribly wrong,

soaked with lighter
fluid and set on

"My husband is not a
monster," his wife would

But what kind of man
is he? Burning Amy
on Backus St.;

something from a nightmare
that leads to Westchester Burn
Unit, relived nightly

something that could never
be forgotten, maybe not a
monster, maybe something else.


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