It starts low in the cavernous self,
a boiling geothermal tarpit of sludge,
flammable and acidic, with carbon for color.
endothermic we are born
composed of all the before
decayed and compressed
recombined to respirate
rearranged to self-ignite
Life is an internal fire and we are all fuel,
our bodies, our minds consumed to the last.
It starts low in the cavernous self.