Disclaimer: All characters belong to Melissa Marr.

Time: Desert Tales: Sanctuary

POV: Rika

Genre: Poetry and Angst

Date Finished: April 28, 2011

Rating: PG

Only a few have broken past my isolation.

Only a few know the true reason why my life is this way.

Only a few know that I once carried the chill of winter.

I enjoy my isolation. I'm not here by force. I'm here because it's what I choose, what I want.

Don't judge me.

This is what I want.

I don't long for court life. There's too much drama, too many schemes.

Let me enjoy my isolation.