Shattered Glass



glass shattered glittering bright
broken fallen stars
one wish spent on molten sand

gleaming eyes
shuttered as never before
watch

limbs
pump
speed
fevermares galloping
static merges
spills into
rending

dreams
unfold like binary trees
sprouting from two-railed logical
ground
and
power
raising magnificent castles from
valleys and mountains
deliberately built
of
carefully polluted
crystal

shadows
swallowed
sound
soothing
silence
shifts

left

then right
inhuman grace
angelic skill
and the IQ of a
stoat

ravening
brings
down
the
night

and stars glitter
broken
on concrete


copyright 1994 by Liralen Li