Distant vistas Swathed in the haze Of the reddening sunset Fell to whispers 'Neath stars that marred descending skies
From the cusp of midnight mountains Wending as a mist Rebels truced with Feriluce (In truth, few could resist) Came praising his hellraising through The sparse and marble clime Where Virtue bathed, their ravings made Her fountains flood with wine
Lifted with the gift Of their dark seductive songs She drifted from the path She was surely set upon
Courting chaos Prized in the sight Of the covering angel Taught in ways of Smothering another lover Other than God
Worshipped in each other's arms Like spider eidolons The moon conducted like a charm Those strange attachments on And this is how they came to be Dragged before the throne Through tongues that hung whilst theirs were run On soft white throats and punctured moans
Though fated now than later By his tutor that had been He baited the Creator With the future he had seen
Of Michael, psyched with jealousies A reich right by His side And worming Man about to be The apple of His eye
His children lost to free will And the cost of beaten hearts Like the night 'twixt vice and Virtue When Her kiss became a scar
Seraph enemies Why has my lord forsaken my judgment Am I not free as He to indulge my darkest fantasies?
From embittered lips These words were slavered Split with the whips Of their witch hunt gathered
He sought Her gaze Midst drowning crowds that howled in rage... Blasphemer! Blasphemer! Though she was gone Not lyriced to the song of their spirited throng But ghosted back where she belong...
A grace embracing Michael In a lace of tears that bleared her pride He swallowed Blood followed Though with spit for all things divine Though with spit for all things so fucking blind
His seal He tore And to the floor He threw this tie to heaven Signifying holy war
And watchful of this sign A thousand flames, unauthorised Left celestial posts To coalesce and, unified Return their fallen leader As he turned one final time And threw a glance Like a downward lance That stung like guilt in every mind