At a Loss There was once a fort In the woods Ruled by feuding men Who’s ire burned down The palisades. In haste, while hay was Aflame, some men Panicked to unearth Their loved ones Memorialized in the walls.
Splatter Masquerade Another shell loaded Casings pouring Brass from the hatch Kicking back In the steel cage Our rolling fortress Battle we wage Our wagers Igniting the brazen Chasers of sub shock Incendiary tracers Bursting forth From barrels of cannon Shrapnel box splatters Surrounding armed tailors On dashboards Of brass boards From turrets and currentsContinue reading “Splatter Masquerade”
Incense Incense smoke supersedes stone stokes Of sashed ashes falling in cascades Can’t contain creeping vapors Various scent-killing vectors Ashes clashing with basket dashings With lashings And scent-killing gashes Slashings of brashness, smoke and its flashes Cover corruption with splashes Between synapse dischargings In the salt that catches Vented ashes with passings Into its nextContinue reading “Incense”
Clash of Two Queens The two monarchs met On the first front of a war Before being beseeched By a proxy between them Across the dead zone, eyes locked They both saw the other For the first time And understood the coming war One with non sequitur rule Roamed free, couldn’t be controlled The otherContinue reading “Clash of Two Queens”
Classic Piracy Out to the waves we voyage Sails high and figurehead poised Full of rum and all with gun Without authority, we have more fun Free to sail wherever we please Pilliaging royalty of their reales Shouting conditions, gunsmoke in air Fire on ships, with water everywhere We praised our devil of the oceanContinue reading “Classic Piracy”
Mental Martyrs We put our feelings in jars Display them proudly Glass breaks when jars drop Shatter and splinter like grenades I see flashbulbs burst from cameras Blinding with white light they tear Shrapnel untamed Bombs the bay Mental martyrs Crater the way Sacrifice your short life Confine the things you find Consume worlds andContinue reading “Mental Martyrs”
Kickback Kick back It’s the bass of a cannon Concussion of a slamming Bashing of a hammer Kick back Recoil of a tank Shells charging from flank Impact swallowing sound Kick back Golden rivets and teeth Fractured skulls and lead Bullets to eat Kick back Warping of the tread Rolling over dead Twelve tons ofContinue reading “Kickback”
Dreadnought We looked to the skies for myths of old When countries were at war and miraculous inventions made Flying ships peppered the sky with flags and cannons Above our country, the Dreadnought guarded A crew of three hundred and captain of royalty Blazened with silver and gold, wood set with steel The machine watchedContinue reading “Dreadnought”