I am the spark that burns the forest down,
And I am the forest.
I am a barking dog in a yard,
And I am the choke chain.
I gnaw my nails down to the wick-
The blood stains my teeth.
The mountain crumbles beneath me.
I scratch the flesh of my arm-
The blood pools in dots like weeds.
The sea, filled with rage,
Swallows an entire coastal town.
The guilt is beginning to choke me-
I offer myself up on an Unholy altar.
I pay the piper-
I burn from the inside out.
But, I will rise from the Ashes-
I will be reborn.