a pact of blood

my dear lord myeloma,

you are utterly immortal
& your armies are

for years you have
ruled the kingdom
of my blood––
& spared my life.

day & night we have
struggled and philosophized
together in this friendship
of ours––

so all we can do
is love each other.

they say you are
i say you are

let me honor you
by living long––

we will meet in another

where time is freed from
its chains & there
will be no barriers of body or bone
between us.