Look Deep into Beauty

                                                  Look deep into beauty,

                                                         look deep into desire,

                                                              searing intensity

                                                                      can’t quell the inner fire.

                                                  Sweeping over

                                                         the domain of the heart

                                                               leaving everything

                                                                       charred and burned.

                                                  Ravaging heat

                                                         may deplete

                                                               quenching thirst

                                                                       of mired love.

                                                  Blackened earth

                                                         seen from above

                                                               emptying dry cinders

                                                                       into the wind.

                                                                                 s.k. lindeman