City sweats uncontrollably
Writhes with guilt’s memory past
Memory that flares up unseen to its hosts –
Ghosts gently caress
Blistering haze forms mirage
Deceptive nature, masking what cannot be seen.
Green recedes, retreats, repeats –
Still lies the heart
Beneath the sheet… waits, rots.
Fire, flame, sun-coloured fragments
Wither, decay, ground to oblivion.
What purpose they serve.
Putrid soup feeds stomach
Silhouettes appear, unnatural in form
Unregimented lines, twisted, bent, eager to spread
Reaching up, out, yet –
Static. Constrained roots their existence.
Death as illusion, wicked trick.
Cold sweat follows
Envelopes all things
Penetrates staunch barrier –
Unleashing chill that sinks deep,
Reaches core of all things.
City forces shiver, begin its repentance
Offers hope, new beginnings.
Scents, sights, glorious for a moment –
Memories of past deeds appear.