A Crown of Ashes

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Snowdrifts mold the land, carve it apart
Survey the carnage
Don’t look behind you
No use to dwell on the loss, carry on

A crown that burns, blazing red
Until the crown glows, burns you to ash

Falling down through the void, reaching out
My fingertips inches away from this crown
Straining just to brush it
Closer and then fall back into the black

A crown that burns, blazing red
I place both hands beside it
A sacrifice to claim (you know the crown)
Devours all who don, burns you to ash

The choice has been made
It was made from the start
Free will illusion
You know what you are
You know what you’ll do

Burns you to ash
I give myself to the flames


from A Crown of Ashes, released September 3, 2016



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