Moonlight Message to You

Let no one’s will eclipse your spirit

If one should dare to tread upon you

Let there be war, and do not fear it

Know the red fire burns within you too

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If one should dare to tread upon you

Arm yourself with Artemis’s bow

Know the red fire burns within you too

You are a warrior; hunt down your foe

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Arm yourself with Artemis’s bow

Protect yourself with fury’s strong shield

You are a warrior; hunt down your foe

To no one’s will shall you ever yield

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Protect yourself with fury’s strong shield

Gather the strength of this crimson moon

To no one’s will shall you ever yield

Know, your time to reign is coming soon

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Gather the strength of this crimson moon

Let no one’s will eclipse your spirit

Know, your time to reign is coming soon

Let there be war and do not fear it

Death in Ten Minutes

“I will die in ten minutes,” she said.

Dead fish eyes –

wide.

Skin-

pulled tight, like a plastic doll.

“Actually,”

she corrected herself,

“I died this morning.”

“No, no,”

I replied.

Impatient.

“You are not dead

because I am not dead.

Here I am

here

sitting with you

here

in the sunlight.”

“Well then, get a priest.

He can save me…and you.”

And I thought-

you’re dead

here

in Hell

and I’m alive-at least I’m fairly certain I’m alive-

here

in life.

Fuck getting a priest.

Fuck this.

I’ll save my strength.

Here-this Hell- Life- Limbo

Your hereafter

My moment

Is it really all that bad?

Just sitting here-

you

me

in the sunlight

dead

and alive?

I guess it’s all just a matter of perspective.

It’s always been just a matter of perspective.

“Happy Birthday,” I said as I took my leave

the bitter sting of irony

and sadness

assuring me that I was correct.

I was not dead.

I was very much alive.

Dark Morning

Good morning, dark morning

before the sunrise

before she awakes

to light darkened skies

I breath in your silence

I bask in your peace

No call of the sirens-

the world’s still asleep

So here

in the dark

in the quiet

after night

I sit

and I work

in dark morning

in her peace

without light.