Tramp in Flames (by Paul Farley)

1Some similes act like heat shields for re-entry
2to reality: a tramp in flames on the floor.
3We can say Flame on! to invoke the Human Torch
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Publication Notes: 
Paul Farley, Tramp in Flames (London : Picador, 2006). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2007 International Shortlist).
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011