by Emily Sparkles

Intertwined (Co-dependent)
On her own she cannot stand
What is safety? Where is love?
Defined in her selfsame man

Love free of independence is a savage, hungry beast
Phantoms grasping, sweating, gasping 'till her mind could not be freed
A heart too burning to be ice, though revenge seemed so cold
All she needed was prostration 
forever hers alone

Catherine's singing on the moor
her voice ringing from beyond
Haunted since she was a child 
by the same, tired song

This cycle isn't new it's as old as dance itself 
it's as old as love and love betrayed 
as old as when first feelings fade 
as old as when sparks light anew as 
old as me as 
old as you