Where has the story gone?
an epic tale so very long
nothing left but the shadow of doubt
it left when I forgot what it was about.
Riyeon and Jaero and Maiyla and Kel
there faces familiar, the names ring a bell
Knights of an order that long has been lost
telling the story at what steep cost?
Speak to me muses, musicians and stars;
tell me of worlds that glitter like Mars
tell me the tale as I dream in the night
illustrate every illustrious fight.
Ilati and Millit, Nexia’s the key
why can’t I see—
Sumofiya’s a demon, a devil from Hell
each word on the page a ringing knell.
My heart is breaking, wither and die
the words won’t pour, no matter how hard I try
I’m losing that self that long has been here
I’m tumbling down a tower of fear.
God hear my prayers in the dark of the night
send me the guidance, the literary right
God, grant my single, most pressing, last wish
help me tell them all of sweet Seranish.