A cave hums into life,
as if filled with millions of bees
Glowing wandering Liongoddess
shines her eyes into the dark,
piercing the imaginary hive
A snarl, a huff, a lick, a soft paw
With retracted claws rises…
Golden fur and honey eyes,
recognition flows with excited buzz
the cave hums into the night
tightening into alignment
The moon’n stars, and the sleeping sun
and all the light from the passage way
the goddess goes, a step at a time
rays after silvern strings push her up
into the ripped fabric of the world
her golden figure vanishing into the ripple
of her own dreams…
a drowsy little witch, with eyes like the angry sea
dressed in crimson, mouth shaped like a plea
she walked down the road to the black forest
right into its darkest, to a circle of fairy rocks
nobody dared to look at her
nobody dared to speak to her
nobody dared to go with her
a drowsy little witch, with eyes like a storm
and limbs white, innocent as a lamb, newly born
once a month, she went to the full moon
the midnight flowers blossomed and bloomed
nobody knew she’d shed her clothes
nobody knew she’d shed her skin
nobody knew she’d clad in claws’n fur
At full moon, nobody goes into the black forest
not to work, not to run or stand still, not to rest
All know, a monstrous wolf hunts there
Hellish howls, ghostly lights fog up there
DARLING, SWEET, DON’T YOU KNOW?
Why do you wear only black?
Nothing will bring
Why do you cry yourself to sleep?
Love is something beastly steep?
Why do you call your hurts your only home?
You made it an art form, a syndrome …
Why do you keep looking back?
Nothing can change you back!
Don’t scratch your ear with that paw!
Bleck your fangs darlin’, move your jaw.
I think wolfsbane is your only hope…
Or you’ll be your whole life a misanthrope
Bound and chained to motion
entirely rooted to living stones…
I am burnt clay.
Hot salty iron shone
rusting under golden light…
I am melted iron.
Light from a chemical fire
lit with eyes, ideas and views…
Who planted this perception of me?
Why did it grow to be nothing like me?
And then, breathing the night,
transpiring the day…
Change is coming this way.
starlight’s gleam is fading,
I felt it go, light’s crumbling
seeping into sand, tumbling,
weakened, on my knees,
can’t go back, I lost my keys-
I fell, and I found hell
in my every blood cell
I fell ‘n can’t go back!
I fell, and you’re here…