"They know nothing of the meaning of Paradise."
I remember those words, soft as lead feathers
whispered in my ears, his breath as warm as the cold flames
that flicker and bite at my ankles.
"They will never understand me."
I remember the fire that flowed though a river of blood
setting fire to the veins flowing though my shaking body, frozen wind blowing
kisses to my transparent skin.
"All I have ever known is darkness."
I remember the gentle silk dripping crimson
staining the pale snow beneath the surface of my skin, charcoal and embers aflame
in the depths of endless nights of his eyes
"I have never known of love until I met you."
I remember the burning velvet that touched my lips
sweeter than the juices that tainted my soul, the shackles of deathly ice
broken because I was never trapped.
"I am no longer a prisoner."
I tell him these words, the lullaby of his dark and dreamless nights
loving the melting ice that poured out of his eyes, caressing the memories of
our purified hearts, for I am only a prisoner in his melting embrace.