I once slew a beautiful beast. I brought you meat & a silver sable fur which kept us warm throughout the coldest winter in almost a thousand years. I was a saint who loved throwing miracles at your feet. I was a devil who incinerated your generous spirit with my savage desires. I ate your heart while it still beat in your magnificent breast. I was once an angel who held you tight through a long & devastating night. I was once your lover who gave you the world in the shimmer of a solitary black pearl which I foolishly lost in a canyon by the sea. I was once a man who cared a lot. I grew a gorgeous crop sustaining you … only you.