I begged the sky to conceal me
Cried at winter winds to sweep me
Off my feet
“Take me up with you!
On soft clouds I want to breathe
The electric air of summer storms.”
But I was left on the cold ground
With an angry god
Hissing winds of refusal at me.
I did not give up and
Walked to the beach
“Oh most powerful Neptune”
I prayed ; “conceal me in thy
Stormy waves! let me find shelter
In empty shells, in the ancient
Ships you have claimed as your own.”
Still ; from the depths no answer came.
I descended in caves
Most profound and from light
“God of infernal dephts, I pray thee
Is there- is there a place for me
To hide from a world so harsh and
God of grief, take mine away!”
I cried as fire consumed me
And blackened my bones.