In the land of Long Sojourn
to the north of No Return
live Guinevere and Lancelot
who used to sing and dance a lot
but now sit on the porch and rock
and contemplate the handless clock.
Winter falls in Long Sojourn.
The fires have all but ceased to burn.
A single ember blazing hot and
signifying love forgotten
warms the lovers as they rock
then dies as if their love to mock.