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Night Shade

Beautiful moments

Your poison was so beautiful 
I took a bite, 
And relished in the taste of defeat. 

Despite warnings and signs
I strove
To turn the poison to healing,
Taking flowers and stem
The petals and oils
To the heat in hopes 
Of conjuring the power 
Of my foremothers.

But poison is poison.

Your delicate colors
And thin stemmed love
Were a ruse 
To turn angelic thoughts 
To devil play things
And crumble a castle 
Thought unbreakable. 

Dust to dust, 
I crumble in your
Night Shade. 

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