Behind the Mirror

I close my eyes, and slowly vanish

Into the void between my breaths,

And as if from behind the mirror

I see my face

As this of death;

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She breaks free from the chains of names,

Cuts through the binding ropes of time,

Rips off the clothes of my ego,

And starts to move away,

Calling along my mind;

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I scream at her:

You cannot go now!

Don’t leave just because you can leave!

Do not discard this destroyed body

When it still has more light to give!

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These eyes again, please, help me open,

With night air fill this sunken chest,

I’m nothing but a cloud of smoke, but

I cannot cross the magic mirror,

And join you on your side yet

The City of Fire

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Take me home,

To my city of fire,

By the river that runs

To the sound of my breath

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For my throne,

The red funeral pyre,

For too long

I have left empty;

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And my children

Have grown into demons,

Spilling blood

At the altars of lies,

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And my house’s been

Infested with shadows,

And my gold crown

Has lost its wild shine;

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Let me dance

In the heart of my city,

Where I’ll fight one more battle

With fear

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And when at my feet

It falls, defeated,

I will once again

Roam free