What I Found in Her Eyes

A shimmering, silent, sapphirine sea
Brutality, slaughter, and butchery
The whirling sand, the sun-soaked dune
Were there in her eyes that afternoon.

They scorched me, they flayed me
They torched me, they laid me
Down in an ocean of onyx and ember
Down in a tempest of summer and cinder.

As I danced in valleys under her glittering sky
Breathless, how I longed, how I longed to lie–
Nay, to die–
To die in her embrace, to die, to die!

Gushing into violet and damask sighs
To die, and wake to the dawn in her eyes.

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