dark wednesday

oh, shall i live?

i’m the heroine, darkening

being born and skinned dead

so i come out all flame

at the hero’s feet

birthed through water, fire

baptized in blood

don’t think this odd

it’s true in more words

than you’ve forgotten

the meanings to

i left the shadows

in which you still lurk

timid reprobate

why do you preen

your death so sadly?

living fast, furious

at your own shortsighted comings

won’t leave you pretty


God came to earth and

you killed Him

and so did i

but He didn’t come

so you could save


or her

oh no

doubting thomas

what’s done is


and forgotten

don’t you remember?

leave your decay

and be shot through

with living