I look up at the darkening sky
and say my sorrow filled goodbyes
Leaving for a place you do not know
Beneath the ice and hardened snow.
To venture still, past the trembling earth.
to a place where evil gives its birth
to hell hounds and their minions, fair.
where fire licks the sulfurous air.
But fear not my child, I shall rise again
To the place where it all began.
Fearless, strong, dripping sweat still hot.
I'll be strong enough to need you not.
Katherine H. Belle
Sunday, August 16, 2009