Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Got a light?

A man on a golf course flicks a cigarette butt away from his attention. A small burning bush catches the corner of his eye as he lines up his next shot. Realizing his mistake, he flings his body on the flames and burns himself severely. The dry foliage and the heavy winds do the rest. He is taken to a hospital where he is given morphine to kill the pain. He wakes up in the middle of the night, looks out his window and sees what you see here. Imagine what he felt. The horror of a thoughtless action magnified to an obscene extreme. The searing guilt.

Makes you wonder what the first minute of waking consciousness for George W. Bush is like.

("Griffith Park Wildfire at Night" by Sarah Bay Williams)


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