Phoenix: First Burn

At first, you say, "I'll just shake off the flame,"
but it consumes you fully, all the same.

"It's done," you think. And then it breathes your name.

Phoenix: First Burn © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 5, 2021