Poem: immortality

 by Lily Eldrid


My skin shrivels and is born anew

a smooth reflective surface

protecting these bleeding veins 

only at night

when visibility is futile

when only the moon

when only the darkness

can see my soul’s absence


revenge unholy- 

faithless thoughts shroud 

unwilling body

Deity’s disdain

shouts loud from tall places


always unanswered, I am unable

to speak again

for my words lack

your insipid taste


I wander how far 

you would fall

off your golden pedestal

if pushed.


the body- 

I crave a hollow body

a body of cruel words and sharp thoughts

a body splintered and vicious 

a body smooth as bone

a defence 

a nothing