This poem is actually based pretty heavily on a real story. In October of 2010, my apartment building actually caught fire in the middle of the night and I had to escape through the smoky second story hallway. I took my camera through the smoke. I blogged about it back then, and I think I wrote this poem the next day.
It’s a trip going back into the Lovely Archives, when I was still using Blogger. Did you know The Lovely Arc has been around since 2004?