• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 07


I heard first the violin
Its strings taunt with heartbreak
Its harmony alive with soul

The tune etched itself through my flesh
Inking patterns that diluted with moonlight and
Revealed my ivory bones.

And I died in the fragrant air twice
Drew my last breath when the clock chimed midnight
Watched the rainbow lance across my night sky
Drew my last breath again when the clock chimed twelve
Watched the colors fade in the blinding noon.

I heard then the violin
Its strings played by fingers gloved in passion
Its harmony inviting me down into the meadow
To dance.