Lips yet stained red by pomegranite seed
Thus you kiss your unhappiness goodbye
Thus you greet it too.
The debt you pay to live both lives is worth the extra years
The moon glints in the sky like a new penny
Untarnished by time
Daring you to reach out for the passage to a darker kingdom
And leave it all behind
But in a jar are thousands more promises to mock your superstitious heart.
And it's not long before you are
Choked to an untimely death by diamonds wrapped tight around your neck
Longing for the mystery of that single coin in the coal sky
You are worth no more than the river of lead that runs from your eye.