September 18, 2015


they know not that I am, nor care

yet with curve and smile and sway

they tempt a claim upon my soul

and for the very briefest moment

am lost upon a sea of brazen desires

longing enjoyment of their pleasures

to fill the emptinesses of this life


but only for the briefest moment

held by God from certain death

the moments after see the fight

begin, continue, extend to years