you came to me suddenly
like the heat of the summer sun;
seared your name onto my lips, my neck,
my chest - crept into it, then
carved your name onto my heart, too.
now i walk with a wildfire
caught between these heaving ribs -
flames lick at my lungs, my throat
with every hungry breath;
and they call it
playing with fire - love,
i will breathe your name
until i burn to ashes.