Existence explodes within her veins,

Grand pleasures collide with exquisite pains.

To be subsumes and swallows not to be,

Servitude skirmishes savagely with being free.

A momentary loss yields unmitigated gains,

Eyes wide closed; a vicious venture solely to see.

A simultaneous breath of life and death,

Beating through her brittle frame, existence,

Nevermore the same.