There’s a fire glowing amber in the distance,
Illuminating the hard bones of car doors
And the thin metal that encases a person’s flouting skull –
Not any one person in particular – just a person.
And tonight’s arsonist is the only person in the world who’ll learn,
The true meaning of the world ALONE.
And I can’t help the blue of the night from staining his grin,
Nor the white of our light from making him thin.
I can’t help but think of the world’s children,
Both alive and pre-living –
These children have no home,
Yet mothers: they’re conceiving–
Still it seems sometimes,
Despite all of the mistakes, that
We live in a big wide world
Run by beautiful heartbreaks.