The Phoenix Way

Where others dwell on my demise
I cast my ashes
then arise.

As some prepare to eulogize
I spread new wings
to their surprise.

Despite defeatists heaving sighs
my song endures
to energize.

Before the coldness conquers eyes
my fire lights
the starless skies.

When death descends to finalize
I resurrect

The Phoenix Way © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: July 2, 2020