'The Lady of Shadow'

The Night descends on wings of ebony
The moon is dark and shadows fill the world
I close my eyes so that my mind may see
To journey to the realm where dreams unfurl

I meet the Shadow Lady at the gate
Beyond which only death and madness loom
She looks at me as if to judge my fate
Then beckons, and I follow to my tomb

She smiles at me, both sinister and kind
And opens up my chest and takes my heart
She eats a blackened piece, so seals the bind
So from her realm I'll never truly part

     There's darkness in this life that's beautiful
     So surrender to the sweetness of it's pull