warm kisses filled with innocent bliss
]blank space in your head—what’s your name
paws dyed a bleeding scarlet, crimson against gold
poisoned thorns stuck in your heart
spiked edges digging through your brain
slicked with shimmering venom, in all it’s radiant iridescence
a memento of what came before us
life flashes back to your eyes—flashes what?
an impossible brightness, a shade so profound.