Dani A. Remlap (United States of America)() published:
Beauty, ash, blood, and bone
Paint your lips red
Bare your pointed teeth
Do you feel whole yet?
Can you breathe without smoke in your lungs?
Can you exist outside destruction?
You are not a Phoenix
Even though you burn yourself to the ground every night
You cannot keep running away
Turning over new leaves
Until your tree is bare
You will recognize yourself in the mirror
No matter what it is you change
Your hair, your clothes,
30 days ago