He kisses her until crimson roses bloom on her lips and spill down her alabaster skin
like sinful pomegranates from Persephone's own mouth.
He crushes her against him, holds her tight-tight-tight in his arms
and tattoos black and blue flowers across her back
No one will hurt you while I'm around.
He whispers the promise with scarlet lips and a silver tongue
and stains her ears a poisonous black
Her hair sticks to his lips-tongue-mouth
while his vows engrave themselves upon her heart
No one will hurt you...
He watches her eyelids slip, gracefully, blissfully
With his promises lingering, sparkling, upon each 'lash
And only then does he finish his vow