Battle

mythical
red-hearted
dare

sharpened axe
heavy shield
guarding
slivers
of lifeblood –
hacked away

forces collide
in a cloud of crashing kingdoms,
battle crescendoes
deafening
in horrendous
despair

thrusting sword
hailing arrows –
life
and death
mingle in the fray;
unafraid

death squad deployed
riders of rage
spear the tempest storm
one eye blind
one it sees –
destruction of limbs and crown

blood soaks the hill
and the grip of the blade
is lost

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The Erosion of One

The whole consists of pieces
Torn shreds that scatter

Hands drag you behind
Choking promises made

Elusive time dissipates
Clouds transform; mid-air

Fragments consist of space
An invisible nothingness (of one)

Fuming

Born in the exhaust pipes of yesterday
The garbage and waste litters our way

Idolising power structures – weakness
Despised, beset by ignorance – flirting
With disaster, we are the exception to
The rule; a backwash of development

Self-destruction appeals to our psyche
Thrilling doom wets appetite for more

Swimming through the sewage, we are
Belligerent in our beliefs, undaunted by
Any truth words can form, free radicals;
Swarming masses that overwhelms all

Panic Shaped L

Loneliness is a feathered cage
Where golden rays of the sun
Turn silver-grey in the shadows

Thunder rumbles in a distant dream
A window where I peak the lightning
Flames dance around in the grass

I hate the chains that shackle my soul
I bend the bars of my imagination each night
I humble myself to feel, what never was

It is a feeling I’ve felt, I know it so well
It grips my mind, it yellows my nerve
Loneliness is the heart’s silent implosion

Minds Mine

Above the hum of engine
Run-force taking us forward
I spell doom in the wheel of fortune

I wrestle the single life just to
Feature in someone’s dream

Escaping through bathroom windows
And mixing my wine and spirits high

Freaking out and flummoxed
The devil awakens my thirst for more
Mired in the casualties of mine