Fragmented refraction of
          reflections and recollections
Slit brightly across the deluding irides
          Shattered, like
                    Raging Hail through a heartless sandstorm,
                              Globes of punishment;
          [EARTH TO EARTH]

Figment of a stoic-
          static and stable
Slipped righteously through the deceitful lips
          Smattered, like
                    Distant Sun through a icy blizzard,
                              Rays of mockery;
                                        [ASHES TO ASHES]

Filaments of bountiful Amor
          bind us and blind us (so beautiful us)
Strangled nightly around the delirious hearts
          Scattered, by
                    Shrill Winds through a unsympathetic snowfall,
                              Gusts of judgement.
                                                                      [DUST TO DUST]

Can a heart stay warm,
buffeted and deformed
by the ire of the storm?


The flames of wrath
burned ever so tall,
Each flickering thought
scorching the mind with licks of frustration...
The reflective pools of memory,
Time and space within all,
Tampered the red hot psyche into cold hard steel.

With stone like resolve,
I sharpen the edge -

Warrior's meditation -
will the blade
skewer, sever;
Or parry, protect?