Last night I saw a fire
when I embraced myself
I let a spark ignite
from that-
same love that let’s me
breathe so freely

I have kissed it before
the fire
with lips dry and broken
with eyes wet and hollow
it felt those time

now it has anchored
its glowing roots
inside this dark-as-coal
soul, I feed it with

It spreads its warmth
and burns me up
from the inside

it seems I will always
need both
in life.