fires

setting fires
in the hearts of liars
who wish to hear echoes of themselves
they put their morals on shelves
and cover their mirrors
and plug their ears
as someone pours coals on their fears

hatred is fear turned outward
the thing that eats you
allowed to eat the world
all the flags unfurled
like obscene tongues

it will burn out
who cares about the turn out?
ashes to ashes