This Forever Knight poem was a final ballot nominee in the 1998 Forever Knight Fan Fiction Awards


A knight in shining armor, proud
on his impeccable steed? No, you'd
have thundered by, sinewy horse
snorting clouds, only dust
in your wake, a sharp flash
disappearing in the distance.
But you came bathed in pagan
blood, your sword broken
from beating a stone
dragon, limping, bleeding from
every chink, your rusted belly full
of the white horse that had
to be put down. Beautiful.

That's just how I wanted you.

December, 1998
Cousin Shelley

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