Queen of Darkness, Bride of Brides,
Be mine, oh Golden Maid, be mine!
Join me for the ride of rides –
For ever, then, I shall be thine.
The black horse of damnation came
To take thee where the vultures sing;
King of Shadows is my name:
Together darkness we shall bring.
In thy dress of demon skin –
A trail of lava, burning veil –,
Thou art lust and I am sin;
All shall perish where we sail.
We are all desire now:
Thou art fire, I am flame.
Thus be sealed the marriage vow
Between those no one can tame.
To my source of darkish inspiration, the future Queen of Darkness, Bride of Brides, and Golden Maid, R. B.