Something was burning.
I could smell it in the woods,
far away from life; a potent scent of smoke
and a faint whiff of burning human flesh.
I was still at a distance when I saw the light.
Rushing to find a charred body;
a face burnt beyond recognition.
Screams were pointless. No one would hear.
I gazed at the deformed figure,
Who would have done this?
I wanted to know.
A deranged mind, I thought;
no, just unlike ones I know.