Sep 07
poem challenge: Folklore

Yell Fire

Yell fire
Yell fire Girl because if
When
They catch you no one
No one
Will help
Yell fire Girl because fire matters
Fire makes people stand up and move
Yell fire Girl because they'll have to look in your direction
Whispered back and forth in the back of a sixth grade classroom
Yell fire Girl because they care about fire
Screamed at the pigs who say the drought is a downpour
We yell fire because they have to acknowledge fire
From a mother's mouth to a daughters ear
Yell fire Girl because firefighters with axes and hoses might respond
And then they can dig you out of the rubble if they care enough
Yell fire Girl because fire matters
Yell fire Girl
(Because you Don't)