Fire Holds

by Joanna

I am beholden to the word

It flows out of my sphere

Like light

Emitted from the sun

I shall turn toward a brighter day

For inspiration

For grounding 

After such a dark trial

A molten heart burning me

With fingers 

Greedy and too strong for my frame

Easily beating my senses

I found myself dazed

Lost in a world of confusion 

Misled steps 

Causing cautious action

Reeling from the waves

Until a full retreat was the only answer

I am still angry

Yet forging a path of forward motion

If only for myself

I find you

In all the places I am not looking for

And when I find you

It is like acid upon my skin

A journey to the darkness begins again