Your eyes perceived the offering –
A ripe suckling pig offered on ego’s altar.
Fangs tore flesh, and cud was savoured.
Voiceless, innocence burned.
Betrayer invoked betrayal,
Tearing fragility whisper-thin.
Blows descending, betrayed shrank into a pit shame-thick and denial-sunk.
Sneering talons clawed soul.
Comatose, Heart beat on.
Shame bled dark on a soul-stain as tearless face silently screamed.
Hope of healing ripped raw the ooze.
Endangered, You clutched the more.
Friend kissed betrayal, marrying decay to heart-stir.
Agony poured fire into fatal wounds.
Battered, Heart beat on.
Tethered, soul stirred to staunch the flow
But band-aids bled away.
Exhausted, Heart cried to Healer;
Wounded hands leaked Love!
You perceived and trembled, lost footing.
Unleashed hell-fury, unwilling to surrender your masterpiece.
Heart, circulating a blood not its own,
Quivered on feet of glass.
Rage-screamed, You roared your hate-stench
But wounded hands held fast.
Life-blood bled into Heart.
Glass feet glowed diamond-studded in refining blaze.
Heart beat – IthinkIcan, IthinkIcan.
Flying, weightless, treading the wings of the dawn,
Heart discarded crutch. Leaped. Danced.
Alive, Heart exhaled, inhaled, filled lungs with sweetness.
And words, flaking off like scales,
Indelibly marked Inscription to Evil,