I let the warmth absorb into my skin~
I allowed it to sink deeper, into my muscles
Deeper still, into my soul
The salt from tears
the ache of pain
dirt of the daily grind
a buildup of negative grime
I let it root into the negative energy
I closed my eyes and lifted my head skyward
And I gave up
I gave it all to the water
It washed away from my skin
rolling towards the ground-
to sink back into the great Mother.
I stepped free, cleansed.
As a phoenix from the ashes.
For the phoenix must die an excruciating death engulfed in the pain of flame
In order to burst forth from the dust, ash, and debris in all its glory.