Exonerated Defeat

Asura beats a sounding staff
Of gilded bronze against
Sutras; seams torn apart.

Slowly raising it away
From its opposing point
To a perpendicular position
As an illuminated Rorschach
Image made of black and white circles
Materializes in spatial conjunction
From manipulated partial trajectories
Of desired reliefs.


Prevent or Foster

Follicles carrying tufts of needled steel,
Glean electromagnetically
Radiated lilac-greys, reflecting
The moons’ beamed phase.

Silkily, they sway in devotion,
Within miasmic atmospheric graze.

Carelessly, a zoomorphic deity
Blaringly grinds splintered bones
Grating cracks emitting from
Carnivorous maws.