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Fic: The Odyssey, xxxvi. die
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what can you say when love lays you bare
what do you say when you die in the night
to be reborn in his arms come morning
what do you find in that soft aural light

what do you say when he touches you softly
hands rev'rent, eyes seeking an answer to might
to bring you undone with unholy devotion
like whisp'ring a prayer to the gods of the fight

'let the fates grant reprieve, let the furies surrender
this is my love, the love of my life
he holds my grief, my sins, my undoing
he holds my hands to his heart, my heart in his side'

death will hold sway and wars will keep churning
life eats itself to continue the strife
this is the cycle, this is the burning
of one long day, and one long night

but oh-- in this morning when you sweetly surrender
your heart to his hands and your life to time
you accept your limits without any sorrow
you accept your fate and your death is sublime

what can you say when love lays you bare
what do you do when you discover that night
the barren scorched earth held seeds of lemons
the trees are silver in the dark morning light

what can you say when you simply surrender
to the passage of time, the flight of your life
you accept your limits without any sorrow
you accept this love, death clearly in sight

what can you say when love lays you bare
what can you say when his face reignites
the embers you thought were long ago broken
what do you pray to his heart that night

everything returns to nothing.
the prayers you pray you will pay with your life.
words always return to sounds unspoken
dissolved in air, space-time, time-flight.

nothing. silence. death. coldworld.
eternity graspless. death marks all lives
but still you say, words uttered softly
before this night world dissolves to daylight

for this is all you know in this morning moment
the love of your life has laid body bare
and he loves you facing grief with his heartlife
so you both die, to live right here


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