Shivering flames, whistling bark, ash like snow, illuminating the dark.
I ignore the cold, that stings my back, my ears inhale, the wind’s soundtrack.
My belly is empty, my head is full, of the choices I’ve played, no excuses to pull.
I perverted the path, to become an outlier, now I am addicted to the fire.
I feed the fire, to quench my senses, to divorce my spirit, from the choir of consequences.
The irony is fitting, feeding fire with my clothes, because what gives light, has no shadows.
The flame is famished, the smoke is slithering, into my nostrils, hope is dithering.
I forgot to blink, entranced by the motion, my eyes are arid, bleeding a teary potion.
The fire is an addiction, to pervert the path, fire is my relief, from nature’s wrath.
I know this is crazy, but listen to what I say…the only way to beat addiction, is walk away.
Leave the fire, and follow your breath, where your ancestors conquered death.
My toes are black, my lips are blue, my skin is frozen, my stare eschewed.
I die in the dark, I laughed at the irony, all this time, the fire was addicted to me.
The fire was addicted to me. The fire was addicted...to ME.