Sunday, August 26, 2012


Burned and beaten
Iron, steel, worked as fitted
Whim and tally-ho and wield as though
Protectant shield, lance, awl, to span,
Minute flint spalls, aft and gone
Pour imperative, steam on! And build
Each spattering drop a testament
To ore of rock, to matter’s mind
To Mastery of glittery find, of stain
Of power, strain, sweat, Smithy, blow
Air to cool and shape and vent,
Air to chill, add blast torment to
Ready twisted, battered haft
Suffers to become as must
Core-self, real self, esteemed-high self.
Never to self-pity self, smooth, deft
As ever practiced, twisted, wicked blade.

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