Bonfire of Me

Consciousness strikes the spark of my undoing,

Catching in the kindling of thought,

Consuming self to soot, intensifying,

Crumbling the timbers that it wrought,

Purifying fire ever rising,

Burning through the ropes of my desire,

Devouring the karma of my making,

Spirit wind stirring these flames higher,

Scattering the ashes of my suffering,

No illusion left, only the fire.