Upon Broken Rocks

Upon broken rocks along the shoreline
The caves of storm nymphs hold scattered remains of every sunken ship

There walks Adam’s Lilith — Collier’s too
Her body covered by the serpent’s twine — ophidian lover — demon of night and day

They dance surrounded by sweet sirens songs
They weave their tapestry before a lengthy mirror which looks out of lawmen’s forbidden window
To the naked world outside where rulers have fallen from the sky
Where sea nymphs are lamenting their deaths the way they mourned Icarus
And lured Hylas to his watery grave by their cries near the shore
Where Lilith crushes beauty beneath her bare feet


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