I am the young and beautiful
none can resist. My mocking mouth
so kissable, my long black hair
a net of darkness from the south
lands of the heart…where passion burns
in men like you, sick with longing
for the heroin of my beauty.
Ache, ache! I can give you nothing
but more addiction. If you take
me, you take damnation too.
I am the angel of burning
frenzy, and the love I give you
is an unquenchable fire.
No cure for you in my caresses.
And never, never, never can
even the wildest of my kisses
give you new life, or bring you back
the leaping seed: the lust you had
in the summerlands long ago
before your eyes became so sad.