I’ll stand across the fire
Tend to it myself so it doesn’t consume you.
Parts of you will crackle and break, my Love!
But that beautiful Light within your Soul
And I will wait
for its warmth to settle on my skin.
It will color me
a dark wooden brown.
Make me sweat
Like when we come out from the waves beneath your bed.
You will emerge another, Love!
That beautiful golden phoenix inside you will rise,
leaving it all behind.
The shards of your broken heart,
tear-streaked burnt cheeks on ashen faces included.