Energy crackles through my veins
forking lighting ‘cross the night sky
frantic, frenetic, and all consuming fire
burning bridges; caution whipping in the wind
like a white flag of surrender.
Impetuous failing desire to create
jumping from thought to action
and word to deed with the speed of light
inattentive to space and time.
The sum total of one word: unconquerable!
All at once or not at all. Racing against time
knowing full well the ship can hold no more
but still, taking on water faster and faster, more and more,
and more and more.
The bailers flee in fear of sinking with the ship.
At the peak of the wave
there’s a crack and all comes crashing down.
A grand view of despair and
mighty upheaval. Murky gloom hangs upon my shoulders
cloaking and drowning
each thought in every passing minute
tumbling beneath the waves.
Watching from the ramparts looking
down upon the battle –
life for life.
Mercy has no place in this war,
It is the ultimate sacrifice, but for nothing.
No honor, only shame and defeat bear the victor
upon their shoulders.
Useless and motionless, stagnating among the decimated remains
of those who’ve passed before only too willingly.
Throwing themselves upon the pyre as though it had been foretold,
a prophecy of neglect and self-loathing lingering in the soul.