you are:
sipping on (black) coffee & dreaming of an alcove
o p e n i n g
into -

shadowed

silence;

your footprints are (embedded)
in the ashes of a phoenix;
scattered ashes prevent
rebirth - reincarnation - life

phantons hide within
skeletal wings

& claw the (un)dead
as they slip into

the

netherworld

sirens will guide you along the river of cocytus (for eternity)

(lamentations will get you nowhere.)