grey dawn (song for samwise)

the dawn comes grey in broken sky
no sun can pierce the haze (like eyes
once tender, too weary now for tears--
but i remember laughter)

i dream now even waking (or sleep
while tired feet trudge on)
of grass, of blossom-scented air,
of hands scarred by thorns not blades,
stained by soil not blood
a simpler world, a dream we shared
faded on fringes of memory
broken by grey, dismal dawn

my world dulls in his eyes
and he grows heavy
but for my fading dream, my world, i
will carry him til i fall

- Amaterasu