Shrapnel

the fragment is cool-limned

belying its savagery

it glides sleek underthumb

peril ensconced whorlily

 

captive oceans

(tears and laughter

love and agony)

band in chassis oystery

 

purpled of prevailing hopes

layered in omniscience

it mocks, clammed as

spiny brined posterity

 

whole

it sworled epochs

pearls spun

ingrained in

equanimity

 

demolished

it lacerates tender archways

of sole and memory