Beast and Beauty

midnight’s kiss brought forth the beast
beneath it’s obsidian cast he will feast
his bride awaits him to sate his hunger
she knows her beast like her heart

an unearthly shudder falls on the earth
as man in moonlit-transmutation sheds
his human skin, his last sign of human birth

there is an ambient silence when
his shadow appears behind her
she bares her neck to meet his tongue
and his tusk gently scratch her

a moan escape and she speaks his name
soft candles spark and bring forth flame
her beast, her beauty has lost it’s claim
as she becomes but clay lost in taloned hand

their dance now begins…

© 2014 allen simpson
poem and photo