Name: Nelida Gender: female Nationality: unknown Meaning derived from Eleanor (shining light) Continent/Origin: Andean sources of the Amazon
Thy name, somber lady, illuminates heaven
As dazzling light penetrates into shadow.
Enlaid in rare colors (oh Lord, what a lead-in),
Your blackness out-veils the proverbial widow.
Iron maidens get nailed. Don’t rest in denial
and lie to your soul that your actually dealin’.
I only ask this to your face: that you’ll smile
Unlocking your Gothic cathedrals to kneel in.
No death-dirges here. I’m no spike-studded user
Eventually yours to pursue until captured.
Let’s hope there is time—but we risk being raptured.
I’m not into pain; not a sado-abuser.
Don’t masochists also need fun in the sun?
All I want is a friend. So I hope you’re the one . . .