Your color leased from exploding stars
Dying before earth began yet
Here in this hand
You speed the velocity of love
Feed vampires and empires
Burn to black ash

Your flow promises life
Your loss premises death
Royals claim unique forms of you, a lie
People fight thinking their genes the same
Another lie

You witness birth
Sanctify war
Spill to startle favor from the gods

Inside each heart you’re shot as torrents
No wonder you’re the color of lust
Avatar of fear

When you call all answer
When you ask others give
Mark life and death

Before the sun dims
Before you return to the stars
We ask you stay with us

It will not be long
Not long at all