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.

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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.