Lies forged from blooms of steel
And quenched in blood,
Their last hopes interred
In the womb of a murderous gift.
Lest sands painted crimson in rage
Would betray their guise.
Beyond the twilight of a crumbling star
Awaits beauty’s scorn;
Her flight redeemed
By the sails of a kingdom adrift.
Scalded in vengeance…