Drumming against my ribs, my heart beats, awaiting Your
Emanent scalpel, to pierce through this taut
Skin. You have gone too far into the
Pain, and now I weep, face twisted awfully around the sight
Of Your fingers reaching to
Tease away the falling flesh,
Amid my tears, and Your contented expression.
- Columbine is a Hellenic bride of the Olympian Prince, Apollon. Under His auspices, she serves an ever-expanding Court of spirits as their Queen. As a wife, witch and hard polytheist, her only wish is to serve the many Gods and spirits to their satisfaction.
"Rule in love, for wealth may buy your kingdom, but it will not buy the loyalty of your subjects. And, while fear is potent and may induce a strained kind of loyalty, it is too costly and unsound to maintain. Love, only, is more valued than wealth. Love, only, is more practical than fear."
For The Waiting Ones