Love Beyond the Veil
Darling, oxygenated blood is red
while deoxygenated blood is blue,
necrotizing fascitis consumed you,
but elegance blossoms best in the dead.
Group A Streptococcus entered and fed
upon your unsuspecting soft tissue,
excreting toxins as they gorged and grew.
Gangrenous necrotic flesh sloughed and shed
until several of your organs failed
and you died. How fortunate an event,
before you were cast to the devouring
flame of the machines, you came weak and ailed
to me like a sublime gift heaven sent,
although your scent is overpowering.