A High Art

in poetry •  5 months ago

Our art is

The rending of flesh;
The breaking of bones;
The tearing of nerves;
The domination of wills.

Our art is

Steel scribing perfect arcs;
Wood smoking on impact;
Survival in a lightning shuffle;
Strength through motion.

Our art is

Eight angles of attack;
Eight million methods of combat;
Infinite ways to wrestle, crush, maim, kill;
One blinding road to life.

Come and dance.
The riddle of
Steel
Wood
Bone
Brains
Awaits.
Come and see
where the soul resides
at the point of the blade.

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To see this high art in fiction, check out my latest novel HAMMER OF THE WITCHES.

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