Stained innocent tranquillity
Decorates the night inside
Cloak for the fading bleed
Severed skin strokes healing tide

Endless shine for disposal
Tears concealed in the glow
Force of the crevices
Oozes lust of liquid gold

Slice the flesh to honour blame
Slumber on a falling grace
Touch a distant cleansing flame
Burn the mask of Persephone

Trebuchet of fire speech
Blasts the dreams of benumbed
A lunatic leper’s filthy kiss
Inveigle prayers to succumb

Consecrate the cardiac
Yours forever steppingstone
Legions for the craving horde
Die the death of flesh and bone


Amit Howard