Wednesday, October 14, 2015


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In the passion of the beat
In the coolness of night
The fire eaters channel gullets
To taste of the fire of deceit
They eat of the fear which
They have crammed in the belly
Of onlookers
For the night is bright
But the display is dark
Dark enough so you cringe
And step back
Away from the grotesque masks
They wear to show their control
Of the night
FIRE JABS © gillena cox 2015

#jab or #jab jab is a vintage Carnival character of Trinidad and Tobago masquerade

Written for Sumana's prompt
Midweek Motif ~ Fire