Phoenix: Control

Eventually you come to see
the burning mustn't always hurt,
that fire never was the curse,
yes, you could rule all inner flames
and shine as bright beyond extinction,
being light a dark world needs.

Phoenix: Control © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: May 18, 2021