Purification Fire

Walk through the fire

smell the burning flesh

toenails blackened,

Fall off.

Burnt hair stink,

As flames crawl up the legs.

Screaming to be raised

Above the devastation.

As arms reach out,

gray dripping skin.

Take me away….

lift me out

PLEASE STOP THE FIRE.

No, the voice speaks,

You’re not done burning.

Purification fire.

Let it burn out.

Head down

Streaks on the face burning around the streams of tears.

Not enough tears to put the fire out.

Eye lashes, eyebrows,

Ash.

Eyes look down, unable to look up.

They see….

Transformation.

Gray, burned embers of feet become

Perfect.

Beautiful.

Legs, blackened sticks

Regain strength and grace.

Transformation,

creeps up the blackened body.

The soft places, gray and smoldering

Become soft and supple.

Transformation

Eyelashes, face, lips

Soft, now flawless skin

Complete

Transformation.

Purified by fire

More beautiful than before the fire.

Reborn. Whole. Glowing. Exquisite.

Love.