night has bled its silent wound
And someone drank of life and blood.
I moaned and blinked – my sight, un-nooned
While wordless terror found its flood.
tasted tin and dying heat.
I looked up from my horror’s dreams
And no – no – please, this dark defeat
Is me… I’ve grazed in bloodied streams.
scream. Whence has this darkness come?
Why does oppression weight my heart?
Why has repulsion left me dumb?
Why have I played this gruesome part?
walked the woods – this, I recall –
And then I met… I just… my mind…
My memory… I sink, I fall…
I shrink, for fear of what I find.
know Katrina was my name.
I know I loved the light of day.
This fades from me… it fades, like blame,
And knowledge killed must fade away.
am endowed – I feel it now
My power grows and I am strong
The Dark One I – I know not how
And I’ve forgotten right from wrong.
let me love the velvet night
And all things dark and full of woe.
I’ll care no more for gold-veiled light
Or life or love or friend or foe.
in my caverns I am cold.
I fear the space that chills my thought.
My lonely life lacks ought to hold
And empty arms have loving sought…
know not where my path must lead
Or whence it came – but one thing true
Has clawed at me: this love I need,
Though heaven’s self my acts must rue.