The House of Shadow chapter 2House Dimir, the Unseen, the Tenth Guild, a figment, a tale told to children to keep them in line. According to folklore, the vampire lord Szadek attended the signing of the Guildpact as a secret tenth signatory whose presence and existence were hidden from view. Over the millennia, ghost stories about the Dimir grew more and more complex, telling of ancient, undead necromancer-advisors, called the necrosages, phantasmal assassins, and slick, black horrors slithering through the endless maze of sewers under the city. If you listened to Ravnica's more suspicious and paranoid denizens, you might have come to believe that House Dimir's agents were everywhere, all serving as Szadek's eyes and ears.The House of Shadow chapter 2 in Fantasy More Like This
The House of Shadow Chapter 9"Who truly runs this city? Look to the sky on hallowed days, and see whose sigil is stamped clearly onto the heavens."The House of Shadow Chapter 9 in Fantasy More Like This
—Vuliev of the Ghost Council
Whattt a wassssstttte......
Circu washed his bloody hands and his tools on the sink. Blood flowed with water, and some bits of brain matter. He enjoys lobotomy, lobotomy is his passion, yet he is still disgusted at the feel of soft brain matter in his fingers, some stuck in his nails.
After washing he lay down on his bed
The House of Shadow chapter 16 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.The House of Shadow chapter 16 in Fantasy More Like This
-- Revelation 16:18
The vampire lord Szadek is on a rampage, destroying all those who managed to resist his hypnotic wiles. All of Ravnica was shocked at the appearance of House Dimir, some say ressur
The House of Shadow chapter 12 A hero fails, a martyr falls. Time twists and destinies interchangeThe House of Shadow chapter 12 in Fantasy More Like This
-- Teysa Karlov, Orzhov Scion
His joints ached, his muscles groaned as he swam upward, fighting the currents that dragged him lower and lower in the sea of darkness. He felt a thousand hands dragging him down, preventing him from swimming upward. He felt like he swam for days after he fell down here. Or was pushed down here, by force. After his own master blasted him down here he fought his way upward, swimming in the river of souls who were held captive here, dragging him down, forcing him to join them.
I will find a way out of here!
A dozen hands grabbed him by the shoulders and dragged him down to the darkness.
The Grand Arbiter Praxis summoned Josef Hawkwing from his quarters to the Tribunal. In here the Grand Arbiter, the Speaker, a dozen Azorius soldiers, and the archangel Razia (the Bor
The House of Shadow chapter 7All ends in oblivion. Love in Hate. Dreams in Failure. Light in empty darkness. But its up to you if you'd let them end like that.The House of Shadow chapter 7 in Fantasy More Like This
--Teysa Karlov, Orzhov Scion
His eyes darted left and right, and all that he could see is darkness, except for those two silver scalpels resting in front of him. Or is it? One of the scalpels moved towards his left arm and made a surgical cut, he howled in intense pain. Then a spectre carrying a candle hovered above him, illuminating the blood-staine
The House of Shadow chapter 19 Let your own thoughts fool you, and you will end up dead.The House of Shadow chapter 19 in Fantasy More Like This
-- Baron Gunseng Harkonnen
"Fuck, this can't be!"
The slum soldiers looked everywhere. Teysa, Dmitri, Circu, Ken, and the rest of the surviving slum soldiers couldn't believe their eyes. Szadek wasn't in his throne room, and wasn't in Duskmantle itself!
A sliver of fear went down Teysa's spine as she thought of the Ghost Council. Could Szadek have escaped Duskmantle and went to Agryem?
"The possibilities are high, Teysa, but I doub
The House of Shadow chapter 20 And the final battle has begun. Only the strongest will survive, and only the strongest will be fit to dominate, to crush, to conquer.The House of Shadow chapter 20 in Fantasy More Like This
-- Borborygmos, Gruul Guild Leader
After a series of precisely aimed blows, Circu managed to injure Szadek in his chest. Blood poured out from many small cuts and stained Szadek's golden robe.
"Fuck you!" Szadek cursed Circu. Szadek knows that Circu can kill him, for Szadek himself trained Circu back in his childhood days. Every fighting style and secrets of killing was taught to Circu, and Szadek regretted it dearly.
Szadek unleashed a f
The House of Shadow chapter 18 Tactic for today: Approach, Strike, Run, Approach, Strike, Run. Repeat until target is slaughteredThe House of Shadow chapter 18 in Fantasy More Like This
-- Ken, Boros Commander
That night Circu's party went back to the inn where they stayed and met Ken, the Boros Commander, and his squad of ten men, now only three survived. Circu sat on the edge of his bed, Teysa and Dmitri on the floor while Ken stood up, his soldiers slept though their wounds throbbed in pain. The four studied the map of Duskmantle, provided by Circu himself. The map looked like an 8x
The House of Shadow chapter 1The House of Shadow chap. 1The House of Shadow chapter 1 in Fantasy More Like This
Darkness engulfed the streets of Ravnica, just like any other night in this city it was dark in every direction you choose to look at, only the weak flickers of street lamps provide very poor illumination. Vile creatures dwell in the city's sewers and in the skies as well, preying on unsuspecting innocents who wander alone (or even in small groups). Tall structures soar all around the city, some reaching high up to the heavens and some are just two stories tall. The wealthy built their houses with elegant marble and steel while those who can't afford such luxuries built their abodes with stone, mud, wood, and some smuggled metal. Sidewalks are adorned with marble, the street is made with stone with some small hints of marble as well. The air is cool this night, since the season of cold has begun. People still wandered around the streets, going to the market or visiting a relative, not minding whatever might jump out in front of them in this darkness.
The House of Shadow chapter 3The House of Shadow chap. 3The House of Shadow chapter 3 in Fantasy More Like This
To find the Orzhov, the saying goes, follow the gold. The so-called Guild of Deals contains both Ravnica's richest citizens and its most oppressed. At the guild's highest echelons sit the patriarchs, whose wealth and privilege know no bounds. Their usury buys them a prolonged life of incredible excess. It even buys them undeath—spirits of past patriarchs rule the Orzhov from beyond the grave. At the depths of the guild are the indentured servants trapped by crushing debt, whether incurred by them, their parents, or even their distant ancestors. Holding this fragile social order in place is a veneer of religious pomp and ritual, though few believe the Orzhov worship any god other than coin.
DownfallDownfall in Free Verse More Like This
And in this dark harvest of season
My life has completely lost reason,
For which or against to decide.
All lost in a savage and endless, bleak tide
In sadness and in kindness
In light and in darkness.
In a boat made of hope
I shall sail to tomorrow,
In a winding hurricane
Made of treachery and sorrow.
There's a spear, endless, and colossal spear...
Piercing, slashing though my head.
Starting somewhere in heaven,
Ending somewhere in hell.
Fighting, burning, crying, crashing.
Are the armies within.
In my head they are all thrashing.
On the heaven's and hell's whim.
To be light or to be darkness.
A perpetual array.
It's not merely my choice,
But the choice of the way.
It's an option of the voice,
It's a thin line of gray.
Is it a choice forced by fate,
Is it a pre-set time and date?
Or a choice to which I myself sway?
But here's our story anyway .
"Nothing that I do will matter.
As all things will merely shatter!"
All my hopes thus darkness scatter,
As it shoves me a decree.
As it si
OrzhoveOrzhove in Free Verse More Like This
We are members of the syndicate
We who seek the councils wisdom
We holy-men, businessmen, and nobles
We of tradition and of death
We greedy and unlawful
We who account in orzhova, the greedy church
We who will be owed this plane
We lawyers and treasurers
We are Orzhove
We are black and white
DimirDimir in Free Verse More Like This
We of the house
We work for the highest bidder
We assassins and spys
We of the shadows
We who seek personal gain
We who report in Duskmantel's dark corridors
We who have our own agenda of power
We who go unrecognized
We are Dimir
We are black and blue
GrullGrull in Free Verse More Like This
We are the clans
We follow individualy
We of the 3 clans
We who search for things to destroy
We of the rage pit, Skargg our territory
We who have been ignored and abused as a guild
We who once preserved all the forest had to offer
We are Grull
We are green and red
SelesnyaSelesnya in Free Verse More Like This
We of our conclave
We who hear Trostani
We are the police of this city
We are fantastic creatures us dryads and centaurs
We who will do all our god says
We who lost our home, Vitu-Ghazi
We will protect to rule
We who seek the true end of war here
We are Selesnya
We are white and green
RavnicaRavnica in Free Verse More Like This
This city truly never sleeps
This city houses the ten
This city asks questions
This city seeks answers
Ravnica must know
Who do you follow
IzzetIzzet in Free Verse More Like This
We are the league
We follow the commands of the firemind
We mad thinkers
We seekers of truth
We want all that mana and science can offer
We who study in Nivix tower, a bastion of thought
We who don't seek to rule but only to learn
We who create and maintain this city
We are Izzet
We are blue and red
GolgariGolgari in Free Verse More Like This
We follow our lich lord
We secretive sects
We of life and death
We who seek home with the pests in Korozda
We who will over run this city
We of sewers and farms
We are Golgari
We are green and black
RakdosRakdos in Free Verse More Like This
We are a cult
We worship the lord of riots, the defiler
We hedonists and sadists
We seekers chaos
We who pursue personal pleasures
We who crowd the pits of Rix Maadi
We who will torture this city into submission
We "miners of metal"
We are Rakdos
We are red and black
SimicSimic in Free Verse More Like This
We of the combine
We who follow only the foremost of our ranks
We biomages that twist life
We newly formed as students of water
We who seek natures advancement
We of Zameck and its seven zonots
We who once seeked leadership but no longer do
We who heal us medics and doctors
We are Simic
We are green and blue
Sisters?"Yes you are," said Elspeth.Sisters? in Sketches More Like This
"No we're not," said Nissa.
"You two have to be," replied Elspeth.
"She has green skin," Nissa said.
"So," said Elspeth.
"She's a zombie," retorted Nissa.
"And your dead on the inside," smiled Elspeth.
Nissa Revane glared angerly at Elspeth Tirel.
"She has organicly infused metals in her body," said Nissa.
"Well, you have the heart of a golem," Elspeth said just as Karn walked by.
"Hey," Karn began, "some of us do have feelings you know."
"Oh! Sorry Karn," said Elspeth.
"So what are you two talking about?," asked Karn.
"One second Karn," Nissa started, "I'm from Zendikar, she's from Mirrodin."
"You were BORN on Zendikar. You might be mirran. Your parents could have been mirran planeswalkers," smiled Elspeth.
"No they weren't," replied Nissa.
"But what if they were and you were born on Zendikar, but they left you and you were adopted by another elf family," said Elspeth, still smiling.
Nissa closed her eyes, shook her head, and sighed. Karn looked at Nissa,
What The? Part 4 of 4 Elspeth and Ria came to a cave-like opening in one of the Tangle's huge trees.What The? Part 4 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"We need to go in there, Koth and Melira are waiting for us to arrive," said Elspeth.
As Ria and Elspeth entered the cave, Elspeth drew her sword and cast a spell on it causing it to glow to illuminate their surroundings. After walking down in the cave for about fifteen minutes, Ria and Elspeth came to a fork. The left branch was dark and continued downward, the right branch was dimly lite and had a sign above it. Elspeth and Ria were unable to read the sign because it was written in Goblin.
"We go right," said Elspeth.
As they walked down the tunnel, the light got brighter and a pink and yellow silk sheet hung over what looked like a doorway. Ria pushed the sheet out of her way and entered. Elspeth followed. Inside, Ria was quite surprised to find racks of shirts and dresses, s
What The? Part 2 of 4Elspeth and Ria were able to see the Tangle on the horizon. As they rode closer, the ground began to rumble. A sharp spear-like tendril shot up out of the Glimmervoid and ran through the neck of Ria's Chrome Steed. The tendril violently shook the steed, throwing Ria to the ground. Elspeth's Chrome Steed became scared and threw her as well. Next to where Elspeth landed, something began to push through the ground.What The? Part 2 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"A Pith Driller! Elspeth, move!," cried Ria
Elspeth scrambled to her feet and ran over to Ria Ivor.
"We're close to the Tangle, we have to make a run for it," said Elspeth.
As Elspeth and Ria made a run for it, the Pith Driller finally made it through to the surface where it released several Phyrexian Obliterators. The Obliterators gave chase, moving at a blindingly fast speed. Elspeth and Ria had reached the border of the Tangle and the Glimmervoid when the Phyrexian Obliterators surrounded them. As the Obliterators closed in on them, Ria got an idea.
"Hey Elspeth, watch this,
Primal WussUrabrask was overseeing the processes of the furnace layer of New Phyrexia when there was a flash of blue light. Urabrask turned around and saw a muscular man, wearing an old helmut.Primal Wuss in Sketches More Like This
"Urabrask, praetor of the furnaces of New Phyrexia?"
Urabrask stared at the man for a moment before he replied:
"I am Garruk Wildspeaker," the man began, "and I've come looking for you."
Urabrask was surprised but he hid it from Garruk.
"I am one of the greatest hunters of the multiverse," Garruk began, " I've hunted the greatest beasts each world had to offer and I always showed my dominace."
Garruk grinned at Urabrask and said:
"I challenge you! I challenge you to put forth your most fearsome beast, that way I can show you that it is I who is to be feared."
Urabrask took a step back, comtemplating Garruk's challenge. He then looked up to Garruk and, in his gruff voice, said:
From behind Urabrask came a little four legged creature. The little Furnace Scamp was a black ashen color
What The? Part 1 of 4Elspeth Tirel rode across Mirrodins's battle scarred Glimmervoid. Her Chrome Steed bore many scratches, dents, and knicks from their many phyrexian run-ins. She finally reached an Auriok encampment on the edge of the Razor Fields. Elspeth dismounted and went over to the nearest person and asked:What The? Part 1 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"Where is the Hero of Bladehold, Ria Ivor?"
"Standing behind you," came a voice from behind Elspeth.
Elspeth turned and came face-to-face with a woman with short white hair.
"I'm Ria Ivor."
"I'm Elspeth Tirel. Koth sent me to find you. He and Melira need your help at the Tangle."
After a few moments Elspeth and Ria were off riding toward the Tangle. Several hours past with no sign of the phyrexians. As they continued on, Ria spotted a dark shape.
"Elspeth, wait!," Ria called out.
"What is it? What's the matter?," asked Elspeth.
Ria dismounted her Chrome Steed and ran over to the dark shape. Elspeth followed her. As soon as she reached it, Ria picked up the blackened disk. Elspeth saw the disk R
What The? Part 3 of 4Ria continued to laugh as she and Elspeth made their way through the phyrexianized Tangle.What The? Part 3 of 4 in Sketches More Like This
"I can't believe that just happened," said Elspeth.
"Obliterators are intimidating, not smart," laughed Ria.
As Elspeth and Ria continued on, a Plague Myr dashed across their path. Seconds later there was a rumbling. Elspeth and Ria ducked for cover as a Spine Biter came charging by, chasing after the Plague Myr.
"That reminds me. Elspeth, we have to be extra careful here. Predation rules the Tangle. There will always be something hunting something," said Ria.
Elspeth nodded in agreement. Moments later, the Spine Biter came running back, not even noticing Ria and Elspeth, as though it was running for it's life.
"That thing is huge, what possibly could be it's predator?," asked Elspeth.
"There is always something bigger," replied Ria.
As soon as Ria finished speaking, the Plague Myr came running by, swinging a Darksteel Axe wildly, as it chased after the Spine Biter.
"I stand corrected," said Ria.
Burglary: A Haiku SuiteYou disturb my sleepBurglary: A Haiku Suite in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Words crawling under my skin
They are parasites
I see you in clouds
Checkered green and beige and black
Wind breaks you apart
For once I'm not bruised
Crystal skin unblemished but
My heart is missing
FlamesPrecipitation, in any form, reminds me of you.Flames in Free Verse More Like This
Your figure is outlined in the rain
And I see you in snow angels
And slippery sheets of ice.
And you shower me in debris and sparks.
I am still convinced you are a star
Because when I am close to you
FrozenWhen the snow starts fallingFrozen in Free Verse More Like This
It buries the roads
And we lose our way completely.
We drive off onto sidewalks
And across playgrounds
And into and out of and away from
Head to ToeIcy fingers clenchHead to Toe in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Tight around her narrow throat
Once more with feeling
She couldn't shake the
Feeling she looked prettier
Covered in secrets
BlushI can still feel your arms around my waistBlush in Free Verse More Like This
My dress the color of
High school crushes
Your smug and admiring smile
I Have Too Much RespectFor the deadI Have Too Much Respect in Free Verse More Like This
So I put out my cigarette
On her shiny black gravestone
And I pretended her name
Was etched into the rock
The lord is my shepherd
Was carved in the plate
I laughed smoke from my lips
And imagined his handhold
You called it rebellion
I called it rebirth
We wandered the Lakewood
You brought out my laugh.
I Love You, DaddyDaddy, please don't touch me.I Love You, Daddy in Free Verse More Like This
It doesn't feel good.
It makes me feel..
Daddy, please don't hit me.
I didn't mean to disappoint you.
When you hit me, it makes me feel...
Daddy, please don't hurt her.
Mommy didn't do anything.
When you hit her, it makes me feel..
Daddy, please don't say you love me.
I know you're lying.
When you say you still want me, it makes me feel...
Daddy, please stop screaming at her.
You already killed her.
When you scream at her, it makes me feel..
Daddy, stay there.
Let me sink the knife into your throat.
When you bleed, it makes me feel..
Daddy, aren't you happy now?
As you lie there, lifeless.
I'm only following your footsteps.
This makes me feel...
Daddy, please listen.
I know you can't hear me, but...
I still love you.
The same way you always loved me.
And it makes me feel...
It makes me feel..
Attention Seeker"Attention seeker."Attention Seeker in Free Verse More Like This
As I slide the knife across my tongue
The poison resting in my lungs
Fighting till the war's been won
But you're right, this is all done for fun.
The rope around my neck as I pull it tight
The struggles I face as I die to fight
And slowly, I fade off into a dark night...
Goodbye, smiles, goodbye, light...
Dying, breaking, losing sight
Of all that's proper, all that's bright
With all my strength and all my might..
I mean, I do this for attention.. right?
Before you kill yourself...Before you kill yourself,Before you kill yourself... in Free Verse More Like This
Remember just one little thing.
There are places to go,
Where you have never been before.
How can you be sure those places are bad?
There are things to see,
Things you have never seen before.
How can you be sure those things are ugly?
There is a new tune to hear,
Something you've never heard before.
How can you be sure that tune is scary?
There are words to be said,
Things that have never been said before.
How can you be sure those words are hurtful?
There are dreams to be imagined,
Things you have never dreamed before.
How can you be sure that they are nightmares?
Darling, please don't give up.
Please stay strong.
Don't let go.
Whispering to LuciferWhispering to Lucifer:Whispering to Lucifer in Free Verse More Like This
Humans are such wonderous creatures
even when granted the gift of knowledge
They fall prey to their own insecurities
slaves to their own fears and paranoia
Such is the father's gift of free will...
Yes my lord, I understand
but do you not feel disappointment?
The great bringer of light has condemned himself to an eternity of darkness
simply so his father's children may roam free
Without adversity, there can be no acension...
Ah, such a philosophical statement from you
I am well aware that humans must experience both extremes
Without tasting joy it would be impossible to understand sorrow
Yet I fear that my brothers have forgotten that, in a single minded pursuit of-
Aye, clever you are to see that
for these brothers of mine find comfort in the wondrous art of destruction
self-abuse is taken as 'fun', addiction is a personal right
Greed is good and gluttony is gold, sloth is scoffed at
and wrath is protected by the comforting
We Need Villains NOT HeroesFor the longest time I have admired heroes. I imagined them to be people of change, people who would bring the world forward and take us to even greater heights. It was then however, that I realised the 'Human Obstacle'.We Need Villains NOT Heroes in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Humans as I discovered, perhaps in the most painful of ways, are rather unintelligent beings. They are driven by their core instincts no matter how much they wish to deny it. And the only difference between one and the next is how deeply they let those instincts consume them.
If you walk out into the streets, you can see the well-adjusted average man. Yet in his mind he is not considering the good he could do with his life, he is only thinking about the next step. Where will I go next? Who will I be dating, what shall I enjoy next in life?
There is no thought of altruism; no sense of assistance for another. He could walk down an alleyway filled with the homeless and nothing would change...
If that is the case, then what is the path of truth? Is it doing
You Left Me StrongerYou Left Me Stronger:You Left Me Stronger in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Hey there, it's been awhile, do you remember me?
I guess you might not, since I wasn't very important to you.
You know, I spent so many days thinking about - what I did wrong
I questioned if maybe, I was at fault or if I was screwed up.
I thought a lot about the things you said...
The things that were my fault, my problems.
I took them to heart at first, but then I realised you were wrong.
I realised that you are selfish and ugly on the inside.
On the surface you pretended to care, but like a cancer;
You amputate someone the moment you think they've gone bad.
You hide from the rigours of life and only emerge like a parasite
When everything is good - when everything is fine and dandy.
I used to think that I was afraid of you leaving,
But now I know, that you've left me stronger than I was before.
You know, this was supposed to be an emotional whine; an emotional spill,
Maybe I was supposed to cry tears and beg you to come back, but you know wha
Lesson of LoveHere's a lesson we can all learn,Lesson of Love in Free Verse More Like This
The laws of love are very stern,
If you really do love that one guy,
Then you will never be that shy.
If that girl is your one and only,
Then you will fall for her slowly,
Cause to rush forward is scary,
And you want her to be gay and merry.
If love was as easy as the stories tell,
Earth would not be such a hell,
Because then peace would reign,
And my life would not be feign.
You, my FaithEvery day is trying,You, my Faith in Free Verse More Like This
Someone always dying,
But I found faith to live,
Something to just give.
My chain broken,
My heart spoken,
The truth to see,
This is the real me.
You helped me through it all,
You, dark, handsome and tall,
You, my faith in me,
You, my baby.
And thank you,
For being true,
Unless I die,
I'll never say goodbye.
Flying MindLet the mind be free,Flying Mind in Free Verse More Like This
And me be me,
Watch as I scorch the sky,
As my creativity flies by.
Understand that art is everything,
Whether music, drawing or something,
Let my mind just wonder,
Not just hide under cover.
Now my eyes are open to see,
What I can really be,
So open my wings to fly,
Into the afternoon sky.
Let my mind fly free,
As high as can be,
And watch what I can do,
Without any help from you.
LonelyEverywhere I look I see couplesLonely in Free Verse More Like This
Holding hands, Holding each other
Everytime I see it I hurt
You can't see it but it's there
Everytime you look at me I'm this happy, easygoing, weird person
But you don't see what I really am inside
I'm shy and you know that
I'm weird and you know that
I'm here when you need a shoulder to cry on and you know that
I'm someone you can talk to when you want someone to listen and you know that
I'm there for you when you need me the most and you know that
But what you don't know is how lonely I am
Yes I joke around and hang out with my friends
But only when they invite me or I'm at school
When I'm at home it's a whole new story
I lock myself in my room for hours with nothing but music
It's gotten to the point where my family forgets I'm home
They think I'm at my dads or friends house but I'm not
I may look like the person who can fight back if you hurt me
I won't though
If i ever do get in a fight I probably will let them beat me up
I don't like to fight
Go BackOnce you two were good friendsGo Back in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Than you started dating
But then it came to an end
Never to look back again
Y'all stopped talking
No more texting
Not even e-mail
Or a simple phone call
For days at a time
You just walked on by
No hi or hello
Just kept your heads down low
So why did you do this
Your just being stupid
You two were once friends
Why can't you go back to that
But no it has to be just constant fighting
That's all you two respond to
But what you two don't understand is
No matter what happens
You can just end this
But no what you choose
Is to give each other more abuse
By what you do and say
Why can't you give it a break
Eventually you did
You two were friends again
But that didn't last long
Those 4 months were over and gone
And it went back to
All the constant fighting
That's just all you two respond to
But what you two don't understand
Is that no matter what happens
You can end this
So why do you just lash out at each other
Just go back to the beginning
Go back to when you two
King Of DemonsKing Of Demons in Free Verse More Like This
Once upon a time
There lived a lonely boy
And all through the night
He would run on home
For he was being chased
By the king
But he wasn’t just any king
He was the king of demons
The king wanted this lonely little boy
To join his army
And to make it his new home
But the boy refused and ran to safety
He failed to make it home
So this lonely little boy
From a small village
Blew up in smoke
The king of demons struck once again
The greatest fear of this small village
And once the king was gone
The people came on out
Like nothing ever happened
But what they fail to realize
The lonely little boy
With those dark and frightening eyes
Was lurking in the shadows
Waiting to strike
To perform the late kings deed
And burn the village down
Down to the ground
Piano PlayingI am a pianistPiano Playing in Free Verse More Like This
And you are my piano, dear.
I play minuets along your ribcage,
Write love songs on your arms,
And press your vertebrae like keys
To let soft chords fill the empty space.
Your hairs are the resounding strings,
Your lips are polished brass pedals
That make everything loud and soft at the same time.
Kissing you makes the whole world shift up an octave.
I am a pianist
And you are my piano, dear
So let's write a duet in the dark.
Tarot CardsPick a card, any card.Tarot Cards in Free Verse More Like This
Their backs are glossy gold,
Swirled with moons and stars.
Run your hands across their surfaces,
Let their magnetic fields
Tug at your neutrons and draw you in.
Do you want to know your future?
I'll tell you, gladly
I'll sweep my eyes along your backbone
Ponder the red chambers of your heart
And lace your fingers up with mine;
Whisper in your ear
What the past has held for you
The present's secrets
And most of all, how time will pass not far from now.
Will your eternity mix with mine?
Shall we traverse each others minds
And twist our gazes like blue-black snakes?
Will the cards draw up what we both want to be-
I am the magician; I tell you only what you need to know.
I dance in starlit ballrooms
And hide my smile in the clouds.
You are the fool; your heart is blank.
You try to please me with silly love songs.
You are my little raconteur
Who whispers tales in my ear.
Let's sit down in front of my crystal ball
And peer into the murky depths.
Who knows w