Swords

sharpening, refining

till the edge sheds with a kiss

    and tomorrow,

    which trenches

    will be torn through?

buffing, shining

till the spine is glistening

    and who’s life

    will trickle

    from the grip to tip?

engraving, unveiling

till championed and praised

    and today

    what wars

    will be faced?

– B. Brown

(art by Mariusz Szmerdt)