PAUL FARLEY is the author of three award-winning collections of poetry: The Boy from the Chemist Is Here to See You, The Ice Age, and Tramp in Flames. He lives in North Lancashire, England.
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Some similes act like heat shields for re-entry
to reality: a tramp in flames on the floor.
We can say Flame on! to invoke the Human Torch
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