Author's Notes: Samson is one of the saddest figures in the Bible. Therefore, I officially love him.

This is a vicious cycle in which I live.

Samson

For Cassidy

Who I hope doesn't feel this way

It doesn't hurt, exactly.

The ache comes not from empty sockets

but rather somewhere deeper, darker

Somewhere he'd sworn he'd keep protected.

But love is blind,

And so too now is he.

The light has gone—

with it the flaming sky

and soft sun in her hair

(framing a face he loved…before)

(framing a face he loves still)