It Was Time To Phoenix Up

… and that is exactly what she did.
Following the echo of the Sonic BOOM
which had EXPLODED
inside her long un-beating heart.
Rising, with a sizzling and crackling…
like flame eating its hungry way up kindling.
Five years of dormancy
is a prison sentence of the soul…
but, the steel which knits its way
into the very core of your being,
following such a trial… is unbreakable.
With gritted teeth and clenched fists,
she cast off those heavy, dusty old blankets
of Depression and Despair.
Slamming the door upon the unjust past at last…
and stepping forward, back into the present,
she focused upon the future,
and went searching for warmth, comfort and colour.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer, who’s currently up to his elbows in Magic, and long may it remain this way. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.