It's midnight in my garden
The shadows join me here
My footsteps echo dances
Unmoving
And silent

The Archer knows you're coming
His arrow is drawn and taut
The fortress stands ready
'Cause you've arrived
To rape my garden

The orchids quake in terror
The marigolds lie trampled 'neath your heavy foot
My thorns retract in silence
White roses sullied - spread open to your greed
Your plunder

It's midnight in my garden
The shadows join me here
My footsteps echo tangos and foxtrots and waltzes
Unmoving
And silent
And moving
And gone