It burns; the sands of time fused into glass;

Ephem'ral flame now smold'ring ash; once bright,

The glow has dimmed; cold heart of tarnished brass.

Deceitful Judas kiss, my lonely plight.

Chaotic shards are mirrors, my cold flame,

In your reflective guile, I play the fool.

Grief, forged in my grim soul, cannot be tamed

Refracting light breaks shadows, oh so cruel.

In smoke my crystal heart is veiled; in vain

It waits. Betrothed to iron claws of love-

Crushed-shards of shattered glass fall from the pane

Thick darkness comes, a blessing from above.

Immortal flame, simply delusion;

Combusting time, only illusion.