Death By Virtue

They say I’m made of carbon
Among other earthy elements
I breathe, therefore I am, it seems
Fire and water seep through the sediment

The afterglow of embers deep
Fanned by Venus as she weeps
Signifies my soul’s release
Death by Virtue slow and sweet

We lie beneath the willow tree
Your beauty steals my breath away
The incense of your skin, your hair, your sleeve
The moment spins in disarray

The afterglow of embers deep
Fanned by Venus as she weeps
Signifies my soul’s release
Death by Virtue slow and sweet

There is no sense or solace in goodbye
My essence shudders, refuses to concede
Magma rises, spilling from my eyes
Trust nor hope nor love stand guaranteed

The afterglow of embers deep
Fanned by Venus as she weeps
Signifies my soul’s release
Death by Virtue slow and sweet

Two Worlds

I inhabit two worlds
One where you are centerfold
I slip back to my other orb
The center does not hold

Here I wait to be summoned
Back into your fold again
You reign supreme in your domain
I search my world for signs of you
Neither sprig nor trace remain

The chasm is deep between my worlds
I stand on the precipice once more
And close my eyes to what’s below
Here I am – years gone by
I don’t know why I can’t let go