A somewhat rare piece for Tohya from me, with apologies to Dylan Thomas.

I swapped the structure of stanzas two and three, bush league in formal poetry, but forgive me.

Do Not Snuff Lightly Out that Gothic Spark

Do not snuff lightly out that gothic spark -
Undead are killed by only gold and flame.
Rage, rage against the dying of the dark.

L33t men, who fear only static death-sparks
And shrink not from the challenge of death-games
Do not snuff lightly out that gothic spark.

Though Sony in their code left no mark
For dolls to give a kindly word, still they
Rage, rage against the dying of the dark.

Magic girls, with hands so quick the ninja hark,
And know the fate of one who's much the same
Do not snuff lightly out that gothic spark.

Fanboys, online, who deal out quips that smart,
Whose text could blaze like Athlons when they flame,
Rage, rage against the dying of the dark.

So you, my author, muse with a gold harp,
Write, draw, but look here at this verse, though lame.
Do not snuff lightly out that gothic spark.
Rage, rage against the dying of the dark.
Ah! That Gothic spark
ignites in me a hot flame!
How it does burn me!

I do what I must:
Freeze over that burning hell
which was once my heart.

"Burn the witch to ash and bone:
leave behind her heart of stone."
A Shelley nightmare
the subjugation of Goth
from blood, dark phoenix
Into the ashes
a single drop of blood falls.
Will she live again? ? ?
Carnelian glow
Gaia throws off winter's shroud
Rebirth catches fire
The phoenix rises
from the ash of the bone-fire
clothed in blood and flames.

In dawn's light she stands
naked yet wrapped in power:
wakened by love's gift.


On a related note - Largo on motorbiking:

Temperature - normal;
Fuel - adequate; Road - dry, clear;
Speed - excessive! Woot!

Piro on motorbiking

"Am I hurting her?
She howls as though she's in pain!
Fuck it! Need more speed!"

(because biking is no time for second thoughts and Piro is a practical guy)

These came to me today, whilst out on the 'bike. 100 miles of country roads, average speed >65mph. Naughty, naughty fun and chargeable as well. It gets no better than that.

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