behind them. the fire burned on television sets
spitting, ARE YOU GOING TO HELL?
They couldn't know. the sound was
muted. scattered about the room
they were eating lunch. as the fire burned. and
they didn't know they couldn't know.
the suits in front of the fire. three of them
in all colors. it was their words held the answer
but thet were muted. ARE YOU GOING?
they were saying they were telling but no one could tell.
no one could. knowing. they were not knowing.
only the voices could tell and they were speaking before
the fire no heat or smoke but the fire burned. flame.
hot flame. HELL. they held the secret
in their mouths but the words came as silence
comes over a loud room unnoticed. they wouldn't know
what they couldn't know. they remained
with their fate. unknowing. ARE YOU?
IN HELL. they were letting them know
where they were going but there was no sound.