He crawled all the way up the mountain, fire crackled like an amber beneath it through the cracks,
Chained wrists, chained ankles,
He climbed on his knees dragging along the heated path, leaving melted flesh behind,
He climbed staring up at the sky, eyes transfixed far ahead,
In love and enticed by the devil that lay sprawled serenely on the blackened night,
Passing a dead man, a familiar face, was it his own?
Yet he dare ask, “why thee lay there? Hasn’t thee found death yet?
The dead man, dead eyes, croaked in a whisper “where is thee heading to? Hath thee no master?
Is your hell too sweet to live in and was your heaven lost before you knew it, for you head neither way”
“God was damned when he made you and me,
He resides now in my devil,
Evil and godly god each a wing of the fatale angel,
Angel in whose silver mane are tangled lies of a beguile kind,
I drag by knees to the that grey peak of the mountain of carcass, I need mine back”
Dead man smiles, his lips twisting into a wry crooked line,
“You head to the cave of the dead souls of the dead monks”
Narrowed eyes of the crawling man who asks “dead souls of dead monks!Are their souls in the motherly clasp of their god, or have they been set free at last,
Has their freedom been of any use?
Have they found the seeds of dead humanity?
Have they succumbed to the angel’s deadly touch, I have questions for him, she has my carcass, too”
“You must trudge on dear brother, I am a dead man who collapsed before he saw his angel,
I have no answers to pacify thy burning soul or heal thy scraped bones”
Dragging, and gagging his mouth with his ripped pieces of clothes,
Nude in the face of the eerie descending cloud of the angel’s breath,
Would he find what he thought was his propriety, his carcass, his departing fractured soul,
Or would he sell his brittle self to the angel of death and love, and join the dead monks,
I want him to stand eye to eye and burn with the angel in her embrace,
Draw her love from her stoned heart and liven the soft caress in her eyes,
For conjoint with her soul, can he find the answers of god and death, love and humanity.