Burning that penetrates so deep and wide
You could rip your skin right off.
Peel it back to expose the untouched for sweet relief.
Pushed to the edge of powerlessness
and it now occurs to you to simply
let go and jump.
Jump right in and taste the swirling waters
without any paddle.
Let the burn sear to the bone
taking everything with it
and you cease to ask for mercy
because the time has come
to enter the flames
to give yourself over
to what will consume you
burn you right out
to a pile of ashes
where if odds are in your favour
a phoenix will arise.
Nicola Karesh, copyright © 2012 – All rights reserved.