She wore black
the night she played her score of horror
balcony piano sang blood notes
for banshees attending
and spirits approaching from the cemetery.
Pale skin in hot moon light
isolated memories revive grim rose
death stopped for her swan song
celestial shades spoke in hush tone reassuring
her lifelong friend
will die with her.
From polished constellations
her sheet music is seen mocking that of a white flag
imitating her surrender to life.