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This is such a lovely piece, with great rhythm and wonderfully evocative language. Other people have already picked out some of my favorite bits (especially the final line!), but I also really liked this part: Claws and corpse-lights and chittering things all waiting to pull you down under, be you moon or be you maiden.
Thank you so much - I'm particularly glad that the rhythm worked for you (and I'm really pleased that people liked the final line!).