Why do I drown myself
swimming to
an underwater throne.

I have a burning in my soul
that warms the frigid earth,
ravenous to feast on my existence.
To drench my body
in every taste, every touch,
every searing pain and blissful ecstasy.
I take it all, a hedon and a martyr.

I have all my love, my lust, my passion,
and my freedom to give,
all of it to take.
For the smallest promise,
I dive in and extinguish.

When will the siren
throw kindling in me.