Saturday, May 29, 2010


They lead her, bound gagged and clad in white, toward the altar, and for the first time I think to myself: I can’t do this.

Christ, she’s just a kid, couldn’t be more than 14, and doesn‘t deserve any of this. And I doubt.

You sense my doubt, and cast your gaze, blazing with intensity, my way. You flash a smile of mystery, magic and wonder, and my heart leaps nearly into my throat.

You give me so much strength, I hope you understand that.

Resolve strengthens.

Hands steady.

And ceremonial dagger comes down.

Every relationship, after all, requires sacrifice…

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