In the highest barricades

of Millennia
and wilted fields of Lavender,
I might’ve loved you.



I might’ve taken your hand
and let you lead me
through ghoulish night.
I might’ve held you

with the fervor
of endless,
winkless
Dreams,

in holy concaves
of majesty
and infatuation,
saturated

by opal irises
and kisses of
California summer.
I would’ve made you mine,

had I known then
what the Sirens now sing to me,
unrelentingly:
the secrets of Infinity

laid bare,
like iridescent
oil spills
in an empty lot

sodden
with weeds between cracks.
In another life,
I’ll call you back to me.

I’ll draw you back again
with a wrathful, raging love:
wild enough to wake gods,
fierce enough to tame odious tide,

deep enough
to drown aeonic suffering.
And not even Adam
or Eve

themselves
might undo the knots
of Fate
I’ll lace

between You
and I, then.
And I’ll grant you passage
to a second world

with a key that unlocks such
sacred Regret.
And I’ll point out all
the stars named after us,

as they swirl in
clouds of Violet,
storms of Indigo,
seas of twinkling,

ruptured
Gold.
And I’ll set a dagger
on your heart,

and you to mine,
and we’ll die together,
erupting
into

dazzling
bursts
of destined
dust,

travelling far enough
to be drawn together
once
again.