JOURNEY INTO FIRE
I hope when the Angel of Death comes calling
I will speak to her like a trusting and intelligent child
and tell her I am ready to be stripped of everything
except of what inside I am becoming
and, unbeguiled, to go with her, singing,
and, in newness, to abide.
Text copyright © 2020 Patrick S. Wolfe
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An author and historian, Patrick Wolfe lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.