My love finds me in the dark.

He finds me where midnight memories pour over my serenity, spilling ice and fire until I turn black and blue from the inside out.

He reaches past my caged shadow that pounds and paces as it waits for pain on a platter with a sawtoothed smile and claws that forever call him closer. He unchains my madness and lets it ravage the tick of time beneath his bones while he holds my heart and whispers his witchery.

He gathers my jagged fragments and grinds them with his until they click like puzzle pieces, and he holds us together as the dawn bathes our sea-stained skin. He finds me again and again to remind me I am his.

This piece is part of a series titled Tiny Love Tales.

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