in soft chiaroscuro the moon descends, levitating in black and white,
stars tremble on the veil of dark, embellishing in black and white.
ivory dice spill from her hands, destiny mourns in the shade,
eyes turn once more to the door, lamenting in black and white.
alone he forgets to remember, alone he remembers to forget,
wayward words wallow and wilt, alliterating in black and white.
the monochrome horizon burns, hope dissolves with the mist,
reality consumes the grey, recalibrating black and white.
this night will shroud the sleeping sun, beyond the profane reach of time,
love, broken, will sew its seams, amalgamating black and white.