Coming to Terms with Rejection

Letting the hot fire of
“you’re not good enough”
rage in my body.
Quelling the mind’s attempts
to extinguish the pain.
Watching the deeply buried
trauma nodes burn, burn, burn.
Sitting on the pyre of my past.
In deep gratitude
for the being I am today.
That is learning to feel so much.
In deep gratitude
as my body slowly explodes into light.