General (Vol. 2)

Death's Shadow in a Kiss

  1. Death's shadow in a kiss,
    Frost in the opening bud,
    Post Coital tristesse,
    Bones in the muscled sod:
    Ecstasy feeds on future desolation
    Which gives our joys their unique desperation.
  2. Helpless the toiling hand
    Without Your intervention,
    Empty the soul without
    Our Saviour's intercession:
    Yet You have tied Your fortune to our will
    That we might choose to love You or rebel.
  3. Better the harvest hay,
    The weariness of endings,
    Than the indifferent tree,
    Forbidding understanding:
    I hope to walk with You in heaven at last
    But earn a fragment of forever first.