Through her mask she pondered,
The crystallized heart of paradise.
Innocent with her silent secrets,
Written in a code unknown by all.
Looking from the promontory,
The sea frothed with mighty waves,
Her heart pounded crazily
As she watched the schooner flailed.
Her golden plumes disintegrating,
Subdued she shivered breathless …
She thought she should petition
Their liege lord of the afterlife.
Flesh is so ephemeral
It’s branded to disintegrate
Life is just a gossamer thread
So easily rent asunder.
Through her mask she gazed …
A tear drop flowed down her cheek
For the souls of all humanity
And their fragile hold on life.