cold in every tense. shivering cold, molecules stroking my fear cold. please. let me go. what went wrong? whatever happened to powerful, strong, and invincible. help me. they're here, I know. run. a voice echoes from afar near, my legs won't respond. I struggle against cherry blossom memories returned, fresh as midnight vows taken in sin. her. in ether white, conjured up to stare me down, peel layers of me away; faint is how I felt defacated is what I did I threw up for a thousand lifetimes before it seeped into my head, almost as a thought she allowed, she wasn't staring at me never was, it was my alter, with me and not all at once. she licked my face, licked my feet drank deeply of my blood, like an orgasm spent upon a precipice, I plunged, destination certain; but the rooster drew the curtain.