The Dacoit

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Silence prevailed like a veil of black silk upon the sky

Dark and soft, it nailed its claws and

Buried its fangs into the heart

Of gurgles, mirth

Gods and goblets.

*

Far too long back

Emeralds to rubies

Rubies to grass.

As the nemesis flames

Danced and ate upon

What was once

Theirs.

*

 

Lulling waves,

Like dying embers on

Skin.

A wait too restless for

The paramour

He said he was.

An armed shadow

Climbed the forts,

Pillars

Thousand men tall

Fewer men fat.

Dagger of hate,

Hidden in his

Cloak of plans.

Tonight he will plunge into

The treasure,

Of flesh ,

Wet flesh ,

Salt and sour,

Human and heart.

Red brine

To combine for

The victories once

Of his long lost land.

 

And there she waited

Naked bosom

Cascades of raven hair

To clothe alone

The womb that trusted

The rump of a

Thousand desires.

Blind to the dagger

Blind to the words

Blinder to the lust

Seething with ire

Of the man

From a long lost land.

*

Tonight

Let’s ravish

Tonight

Let’s dance.

Tonight

Let’s try

 

Tonight

Let’s cry.

Tonight

Let’s drink

Tonight

Let’s kill.

And

Tonight

Let’s live.

For all that we had lost and

Thought we had won.

*

Across the mountains

Of shadows and lies,

Rivers slumbered by

Dreams and silent sighs.

A scream.

Froze the azure night

Apart.

The moonlit lakes

Withered in their bellies.

When the steel

Cold as his love

Sharp as the man.

Impaled the ivory

Beneath her heart.

 

 

 

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