A Boy’s Theory of Hell [Free Verse]

The boy pressed his hand
to the cool interior wall,
sitting on the floor
of a dark, empty chapel.

Outside the sun blazed,
and humidity oppressed.

The orphan created
a narrative in his head,
one based on some strange logic.

If hell was an "eternal
torment of flames,"
then the cool interior
of the monk's chapel 
must be the anti-hell --
a place that devoured 
the heat of hell-fire...

but what did that make
that baking place 
that was outside
those thick walls.

DAILY PHOTO: Father & Son Mariachi Duo

Taken in the Summer of 2009 in Valladolid, Mexico

Taken in the Summer of 2009 in Valladolid, Mexico

Guess which one came around for tips after their performance?