Hungry Lights
Fothcrah
No warning, my sea had gone quiet
I was there
But not prepared to brush with the terrible creature I had found
She invoked my fear!

Now caught in the height of my voyage
I looked into the sea and focused
In my own reflection—what I saw!
How I felt betrayed!

In the gloom, ruby eyes watched me from behind a mask
-With a face just like mine—waiting for my consent

Such a culling could mean my end
Trust and certainty, both guiding into the grave
-A foolish inquiry

I tested the weight of my anchors
I'd survive...
So down I climbed
What wonder could hide in that spiral!
Should I fail, it would mean more shame

Was it pride?
Was it greed that lead me to such poor accord?
In the jaws of the beast, would I still feel the same?
All my life, I'd been robbed of all my dignity
But now, I was the rogue who would return it back

Such a culling could mean my end
Trust and certainty, both guiding into the grave
-A foolish inquiry
She hanged—she lingered until I dropped my gaze
Her roar—what thunder to haunt my every dream!

Such corruption leaked into my sea!
In my confusion, she broke through the fence
O' she was patient and sat on my line!
A turning of tide...
Was she the prey or the hunter?
O' I had believed me the hand of a god!
How I must be insane!
...But the best of us are
This madman is bringing home glory and prestige!
Behind the complex is a man with the soul of a king
Or a meal for the beast...
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