im ancient as the waters.
with every breath i travel a thousand years into caves flooded with fire and holy water.
sinking to swim, i close my eyes to see the light.
it's a festival of fire.
the proverbial phoenix, i wear its ashes; im a product of its alchemy.
inside, i flow with the rhythm of the sea.
outside, im petaled with black ash and fire.
black rose, orange sea.
when the skies quake with thunder, the ash breaks.
barely becoming, i am bare.
im salt for the earth.