The Raven's Solace
Growing up with them, their dances were always justified,
Yet their reasoning is lost to me now
As I rule, ageless, over the night.
I find her words haunting me every step of the way
Asking me why, why- the only human to ever question me.
There's something about those words that
Want to hurt me, want to make me human
Want to tell me how. And yet
I write my magic upon the sky with this rain
And she can read it. I sing the spring awake
And she can hear it. I burn the leaves of the trees red
In the fall and she knows it. I can whisper with the wind
Or sing with the stars, I can walk on the other side of the rain
And always, always she will know.
My consolation is in stealing her away
And dressing her in the northern lights,
Dancing her away into infinity-
And yet still, still she knows,
Still she can speak my name and have it break my heart.
Raven King, she says, someday I'll die,
And all I can say is, Then I'll die too.