Fire

She stared at the fire

Big, floppy tears ran down her cheeks

She was nothing

She didn’t belong in this world

All she knew was

Hunger

Pain

Loneliness

She felt

Unwanted

Unloved

She wanted to die

The fire lit up her face, lapping it, warming every part of it

It warmed her spirit

It healed her soul

She knew everything was alright

She knew she wasn’t nothing

She knew she belonged in this world

She knew she was wanted

And loved

~Lilly