Pas de Deux: The Dance of Moxie and Mathias III

from by Mary Crowell



Pas de Deux: The Dance of Moxie and Mathias III
The world is safe. For now. Mathias Storyfiend and Moxie share a dance. (Campaign: Uncomfortable Civility)


Pas de Deux
© 2007 by Mary Crowell
Devil or Angel, she flies on dark wings,
Listens to ravens, and kisses her king, the
Devil of Stories. She’s married him now,
Starting her new life with flourish and bow.

Don’t worry, ‘Just Stories.
It’s not your turn.
Don’t fear them. Just hear how
Someone else burns.

Cruelty her consort, and she is his Queen.
Writing together, they’re felt but not seen.
Dancing and music, and all of their Art,
Come now together and then tear apart.

Don’t worry, ‘Just Stories.
Not like it seems.
Don’t fear them. Just merely
Part of your dreams.

She’s a bit whimsical, loves a romance.
She sponsors comebacks, and gives one more chance.
His is the tension, the plotting, the strife. He
Smiles as he writes like the edge of a knife.

Don’t worry, ‘Just Stories.
Not like it’s real.
Don’t fear them. Just hear how
Someone else feels.

After we’ve faced what we hate and we fear, the
Curtain falls slowly. The house lights appear.
Now that it’s over, Luv, how do you feel?
Isn’t it nice to know none of it’s real

Don’t worry, ‘Just Stories.
Not really true.
Don’t fear what you know can’t
Happen to you.


from Acolytes of the Machine & Other Gaming Stories, released October 1, 2012
Pas de Deux
Mary Crowell - vocals, piano, celesta
Betsy Tinney - cello
Maya Bohnhoff - backing vocals
Michelle "Vixy" Dockrey - backing vocals



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Mary Crowell Athens, Alabama

Mary Crowell is a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves mythology and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
She may be seen at science fiction and filk conventions performing and accompanying concerts on piano and occasionally clarinet.
Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour is her third solo album and is a mythic musical journey!
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