Norman King Lloyd
The Ravenna Pact
My lover has come back from the shadow of our night
With a pulse, just whispering: for me, for me!
Caressing my body with his complex heart
He begins upon my eyes. I bite into blood.
Kiss his wrists, sooth his worry.
And like the soulless lover I am, undo his face.
Just after seven, as the early light lisps onto my smile