A piece I am working on, inspired by the self sacrifice of Thic Quang Duc (1963).
The sun set softly in a sea of gold, a hell
under the flesh erupted into flames
that climbed up the spine, engulfing the head.
Enlightenment and flesh boiled in glorious
colors that illuminated the eyes of onlookers.
Skin, seared and melting reveals the bones
underneath. The body crumbles into a pile of
nothing, a sacrifice silent in flames and dust.
Sifting through the ash and rubble
to find the glowing remnants of one that once
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