Open eyes perceive the world
Long-clenched fists unfurled
And reaching outward
Ribbons twirled
A shadow spiral dance

Waking, living, breathing
Blood inside me seething
Twisted, warped, and changing size
A pulsing darkness heart

Eyes that click like watches
Rolling round in time
Seeing all the spinning colours
In and out of pattern, rhyme

Varying complexity
In layers, whipped cream and laughter
The cake of our thoughts
Chocolate ever after
Devil's dinner which he eats
Consuming, entombing
Us within his hands

Caged darkness
Neatly dated, bottled, filed
That was when you smiled
Took my hand