Requite

I closed my lips a final time Let whispers of your name Become the rhyme I never hoped to tame With wishes cold as mine I sealed them with a bit of wax Impressed them with a mark That seemed to match Your color growing stark Caressed in gold and black I closed my eyes, [...]

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Hephaestus

'Lo, she was equipped With perfect lips And so I begged of her a kiss And then a million more Plus one, I must insist Hold, did I, a blade The one I made Of all the words we once forbade Though it could win a war Within a sheath, it stayed Frozen, all the [...]

Association

The cards were never certain Nor the price of sacrifice When by exchanging bits of life In hopes of finding newer versions We see enemies in this negotiation The gold that we exchange For only blinks of what we think Are merely drops of any drink From a solution growing strange Within the tainted cup [...]

Flay

I thought beneath the shale The hidden layers and the outer veil I'd dig until I saw there was a person to prevail Prepared to fail But never once did I believe it would entail Seeing beneath my fragile skin was only scale I swore beneath the eyes Was something reminiscent of a prize To [...]

Tetanus

When did life Become a rusted knife A world so negatively rife That tries to cut away what's best in us? When did I Become another lie The voice atop a visage shy And every failing seems like just enough? When did we Become a tearful plea For closeness to become a sea That silences [...]

Certainty

They came to him, the king with crystal crown and crimson cape, With courtly curtsies of contrition and conditions of escape For lingered, he, beleaguered, long lamenting and alone With little litanies and lines of logic littering his home With weather always winter, lacking windows or the will To see a world of waning worry, [...]