the heat of this moment.

i used to admire your beauty as you
stood so tall, shading the
sunlight and softening the fall of
the rain

it chilled me to watch as you
walked through your fire
guess it's an inevitability, even for the best of us
purpose is pain

that soft blaze quickly grew to a
raging inferno
my stomach turning as the
flames licked at you, so
stripped down and vulnerable

soon i didn't recognize you at all

while you seem so frail
this is perhaps your finest moment
made perfect in the sacrifice
of your conventional beauty

you are charred and black and
aged and

and you are falling to pieces

still, in the heat of this moment
you are most beautiful
dying and rebirthing and i am
enveloped by your warmth and i

cannot take my eyes off you