Elephant Soul

Rain falls erratic in the forest
The thick jungle is as green as it can be
Trees march forward
Laying down their leaves.
There were night when he taught her eyes
black as charcoal
were kindling from ashes.
He never expected such submission
He never experienced such dedication
The wind swells the silence
Her body moves
She puts him through the test
The whole of him
In the mirror of her ruin
He doesn’t resist
When the flames envelope him
He wants, he does
Dissolved, in spirit
In the shadow
Of her soul
He takes her.

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