• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 11
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I ingested you, just as the scriptures
I had memorized as a child
I chanted you, just as chemistry amalgamates
I wished it would settle our inherent restlessness
I received you, just as intentional rooting
I counted my footsteps stepping through our doors
I gathered you, just as the shimmer of a firefly
I felt the glow, transparent through my closed fist
I preserved you, solstice to equinox inside my jar
I have risen a phoenix, to kiss these savage skies
I will stay
before me and after me
I will stay
in votives of submission
I will stay
till the stars weep
I will stay, ingesting, chanting, receiving, gathering, preserving you
until you consume me into your breath, or reminiscence into mine