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 [...]

Ascribe

How shall I describe you? Using virtues I ascribe you? With a magnifying glass To see the soul that lives inside you? With a pen or else a painting Knowing well it would deprive you Of the essence that I clearly see from my view? So then, how shall I assess The fact that words [...]

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 [...]

Messages

"Goodnight," she said one night, and that was allNo argument, no screaming, not another text or callAs if a drought emerged from what was once a waterfallA sudden stallI hit a wallI couldn't climb, or under, crawl"I miss you," I lamented knowing wellNobody would receive the words, but fuck it, what the hell?And maybe I [...]