Serpent and Mist  

eriedragon4 57M
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3/13/2006 11:51 pm

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4/1/2006 3:29 am

Serpent and Mist



Red-horned serpent,
I cast you from my dreams
Where you revel in my broken tears
And bathe in my pain.
I lie awake in your arms,
Your sobs rack my conscience
With insecure nightmares:
I run--
Hidden emotion will arise at will
As it is wont to do, as you channel it through me.
I lie asleep in your arms,
Your chest damp with my blood,
My sweat of our unbidden union,
That fragile, slipping essence of merged souls
Outlawed in disgrace.
You hide--
So we lie face to face,
Nose touching nose, one-eyed cyclops
Cringing in the sheltered circle
Of our hand-fasted mourning bliss.
You do not trust the power of the universe
To support that which is fated,
The clock-work movement of the stars.
I curse--
And you take my hand in your dark shadow,
Writing words without permanence
In the hollow of my palm; words of love,
Words of destiny, trust, passion--
Hope. A false hope that gathered dew
In the early watch of the dawn.
We lie face to face, serpent and mist,
While I cast you out of the shadows
And into the sea.




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