Sadness settles a deep frost in my bones
winter’s chill forms it’s icy cage
stilling the warm blooded flow of life
encompassed through unforgiving rage.
Countenance downcast, tears follow in procession
my body bereft of your touch’s confession
pallor skin dons an ashy reflection
forbidden words fuel my kiss’s obsession.
Silence stalks from beyond the grave
it’s icy breath invades my naked skin
lost in the temptation of wanton desire
strange tides rise to drown the warmth within.
Bitter taste, the heart’s sullen due
defender of elusive beasts
unearth the remnant of reserved discretion
a dance upon the table of feasts.
Walking in darkness my madness pervades
the hungry flesh I no longer feel
anxious to purge mortality’s bonds
a cup runneth over the soul’s zeal.
Bleeding out the tired distain
hope unfurled is love unrestrained
conjuring tendrils of hell’s consuming ire
usurping the power of lasting refrain.
Hell’s sickness shadows my eyes
the windows of my soul glaze over
laid to rest in dreams of youthful glee
I sleep in the hand that watches over me.