Why do you fear and hate me so ‑
and shackle me with your chains of compassion and tears.
I have served your fathers and your fathers fathers
and I have loved and served you.
I whisper and you travel with me in your dreams ‑
We have raced together through the forest on all fours ‑ laughing
and torn the life out of all that came in our way.
Blood flowing in exquisitely winding rivers ‑
I was there when all others failed you ‑
I was faithful, always your true salvation ‑
In the night I make love to your soul.
I am always there ‑ waiting.
I am the color of a razor's edge ‑
I hiss the sound of blood ‑ I smell of metal.
Justice? I am justice.
Sins of the day ‑ but the night belongs only to me ‑
I take the tears of children ‑
and serve them to their accusers a thousand fold in crimson.
I lick up the blood of the innocent ‑
Only in me can peace be found ‑
Only in my shadow are the haunting whispers silenced ‑
the laughing demons of other times slaughtered.
Drink me ‑ make love to me ‑ welcome me ‑ taste my blood.
Travel with me again ‑
There is no fear with me ‑ no shame