I wander through the woods at night
my cellphone is my only light
I’m trying hard, with all my might,
not to make a single sound.
The wind is whistling through my hair
I hear a noise, much like a tear
I turn to see, but no one’s there
within my chest, my heart does pound.
I breathe again, the worst is past
Alone, alone, alone at last!
but the night above is fading fast
and with the morning I must go.
Back to my school, back to my friends
back to the pain that never ends
the emptiness that a mortal life sends
far from my love, and all I know.
“Come to me!” I scream aloud.
“Come, my love, like you have vowed
I do not care what’s not allowed.
I need you here with me.”
There is no flash of blinding light
there is no shout, there is no fight
but there’s a change, and it feels right
my love is here with me.
“You called?” I hear him whisper soft
his tenderness comes with his craft
bestowed on him from gods aloft
I smile wide and it feels true.
“The days are quiet, the autumn long.
I’m sick of singing the same old song.
I want to be somewhere I belong.
I want to live down there with you.
Before you begin to protest
I promise I’ll be a mild guest
my mother will call off her quest
when I tell her you’re the one I need.”
My love, he sighed, dark and deep
“Don’t make promises you can’t keep
your mother will not respect your leap
but I guess, if you so plead,
I’ll make an exception, once, for you
I hate to see you look so blue
because you know I love you too.
My darling, my Persephone.”