Monday, June 05, 2006

More Fire For Burning People

There is no way to cut this
Inspiration out of myself.
There is no way to let it fall adrift
Listing heavily on a rough sea.

But there is always the bursting to consider.

People always talk about Fight or Flight
But they've forgotten the third option: the gift.
Eruption into flame the consumation of everything.

6 comments:

Brian said...

I used to be in a band from Richmond, VA called "More Fire for Burning People. "www.morefireforburningpeople.com". Were you at all inspired by the name? Or is this a total coincidence? Nice words.

Clay Blancett said...

No, I used to have "the cassette" and played the hell out of it.

Clay Blancett said...

Hey Brian, please feel free to steal this poem and post it! By the way did you graduate from the VCU sculpture dept?

Clay Blancett said...

Oop! I was thinking of Curtis.

Brian said...

Hell, I think I remember you. I don't know why but it looked like the writer was based in Florida or something. Yes, Curtis was the Sculpture major. I'll forward this to him. He'll get a kick out of it.

Clay Blancett said...

Yeah I am the Tennessee poet and have since moved back to Richmond, my "associate" Jay Snodgrass is the Florida poet.