Sphinx


Your head is human, body lion’s
Hands are wings of a bird
I write your name on the
Nightly sky shedding stars as tears
As Greek Sphinx;
The riddle your eyes have asked me
To unravel will become my death
If left unanswered
For fear of a wrong answer
That will turn fatal for me
For want of right answer
That will lead me nowhere
I leave the riddle as it is in your eyes
Standing frozen as snow-studded sky
As la belle dame sans merci
You take me by hand into a cave,
Into death I am bound to fill with my breath
As the moon sheds its limbs as a leper
As you lead me all the way
My body drops its parts one by one
On the dark road illuminated by your eyes
As you end the journey
You end me and you say you’re an Angel
Forgetting your name Sphinx
That feeds me milk from death
Etiam in morte superset amor
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