Mercy Killing 

blood dripping fast from our skin to the marble floor 
are we both wounded too far beyond repair? 
I’ve never longed for one more breath like this before  
does your tired heart still hold mercy to spare? 
we swore to let no warrior suffer 
to death we maintain this oath  
the only way to save each other’s souls 
is to let mercy kill us both 
you cried when the blade pierced my aching heart 
as you led me into eternal sleep 
I cried when I glimpsed your lovely face once more 
oh love, it killed me to see you weep