old room

All in the hollow room,
There lived a hollow man
Curetted by his love
Laid bare upon the slab
Of innocence gone wrong
A million years ago.
Darkness ‘round him screams
A gentle barren kiss
In wakefulness of dreams
The hallelujah sings,
Angels gently weep
Finale, not for him.
Is love then always blind?
Does life not count the cost,
Forging chains of hurt
Slicing into souls?
Extinguish love’s brief flame
Man’s requiem is done.

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