Content warnings: reference to the Postal Vote.
by Axel-Nathaniel Rose
To you I am bound, forever I’ll stay
Take my hand, take my heart; pulse against pulse
We are standing in the light at the gate
as we rise from ash, silver from the grey
Have we lived forever to make this choice?
For you, love, a thousand years I would wait
I fought not for the right to love you, not
to speak it aloud. But the calm thereof
the moment of our shared heartbeat, shared thought
The world falls around us to witness this love
The triumph of love! to this world we’ve taught:
blessëd matrimony of queens and kings
Ashes to ashes we fall, leaving nought
to history but vows and golden rings.
Axel has been writing since the tender age of five, his debut novel The Evle King dedicated to his brother’s tyranny over the household armchair. His writing has since expanded to short stories, poetry, and oration, with particular focus on queer narratives, mental illness and social media.