The Flames Of A Saint

Written by: mourning mist

                                                               A
                                                            flame
                                                        flickers on
                                                     skin of divinity
                                                   burning down the 
                                               flesh and bone to grey
                                             ash. The smoke clouds the
                                          sky as an offering, an offering
                                          to God for the cross they carry.
                                           Tied to wood and ignited from
                                               the bottom with matches,
                                                 gasoline is poured on
                                                      skin and then lit 
                                                         on fire. Pain
                                                          is heard by
                                                             quiet
                                                               lips.