Oh, hangman! Humble me with your knots,
Yet, no! Twine them from such fine silken threads,
My neck feels the need of such warming cots,
As this life and the next you do so wed.
Oh, hangman! Caress my soul with strong hands,
And blind me to all of life’s aggressors,
As for my fate I do so count my sands,
Awaiting to see my predecessors.
Oh, hangman! Do save me from myself now!
I submit all power over to you,
For your care and forgiveness I do vow,
To forever stay by the gallows true.
Oh, hangman! What are to ever do,
Of the distance between our two beings?
I only ever dreamt of me and you,
Dancing to the end with sordid feelings.