Till death conjures a birth
Out of the scars of stones
Now the water is you
And you are me

Untied
Detached
Connected

Feel me without a touch
Love me without leaving
Save you without a prayer
Give you without glory

*

Constant need to illuminate
Is forced abuse to me
Now the victim is you
And you are who I used to be

Denied
Attached
Detested

Deal me without a bet
Seal me without curing
Leave you with the rest
Need no assuring

*

When you talk to me
Won’t you look me in the eye?
When you look at him
Do you see my world die?

Simplified
Unwrapped
Untested

Farewell without a kiss
Mourn without a tear
Sound of a hiss
Hopes to bring you near

*

As you fall asleep
See me in the moon
As I wake in me
I see you in the ruins

Petrified
Ostracized
Unattended

Fly without a wing
Free your inner fright
The ancient lands are waiting
For their goddess to arrive

by

Amit Howard