He smouldered within my white flame;
Dreamed he would keep me safe.
He filled me with a sense of shame;
Held by his firm embrace.
Feared the loss of his rare jewel;
Doubt he didn’t understand.
His obsession made him cruel;
No man could take my hand.
His smile hid his struggle to trust;
Ghosts haunted his black heart.
Possessed my body for his lust;
He tore my flesh apart.