A Promise to Return

Daughter, daughter, why do you cry
In the forest beneath a dying sun

I made a promise with a demon boy
That I would go and not return
Until stars fade from earthly sight
And moonshine tempts tides no longer

But I am scared the night will last longer than any day
And you’ll be gone before I wake
Your flesh withered and dried by time’s steady passing
Your indulgent smile no more than a memory

So mother, mother, please don’t die
For I’ll be back to take your blessing

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