The flames lick and snap within me

I can feel the heat inside me

circling faster and faster

focusing to one point

drawing into an arrow

finding its victim

it fires

Regret washes over me

as the arrow of anger shoots out of me

the burning heat of rage leaving me

the hurt upon his face unforgettable

It was unforgivable

His eyes show sorrow as he recognizes

belatedly

my warnings to never provoke

that particular monster.