Water cascading over my body
warms in a cleansing caress.
Swirling steam succumbs to
spinning pinwheel of air – exhausted.
A force of water flows in circles
of conduit bearing its gift of heat
to rooms chilled by winter wind,
tinkling like sleigh bells on the way.
Fire hidden below stairs
in deep recesses of the house,
within the earth, dances to the turn
of a thermostat.