Chiseled each nook with sordid care
Laid each crevice with jewels
As if tomorrow have no place on earth.
She sat erect her sceptre held aloft
As if to bless all the commonfolks
Her boudouir a welcome hall
Her subjects greedy with tales told.
The brickwalls and chandeliers were witness
When queen and princess
And gifted each other poisoned words
To seal apart their blighted worlds.
The hourglass amassed with sand
Turned upside down to let time run
A little kinder here
A little love flew there
In between two hearts too regal to avow.
Time stood between time
The wax has darkened the polished woods
The dents on silver reflect the ancient moon
In place of her crown the queen wears a solemn calm
And blessed her daughter
A precious ring of halcyon.