NaPoWriMo2016 #22 ~ SECARE (CUT)

Secare (cut)

At first it was thought
he was a kind of farmer
reaping what was sown
scythe both tool
and walking stick

Then he became
a sort of sailor
ferrying his cargo
for two coins
barge both tool
and transport

And he morphed
into a Fallen
a soft hand on a shoulder
a whisper in an ear
off he'd fly with you

He's fear
He's mercy
He's vicious
He's gentle
He's cruel
not personal

April 22, 2016

Image of unknown origin, used without permission, with no credit taken, no profit made, and no offense intended. Update 4/24/16 from a friend: "The image is from a Warhammer 40k. It's a sickle wielded by Dark Eldar Mandrakes - beings that have spent so much time in shadow that it has become physically a part of them."

Secare, Latin: to cut, root of Sickle.


  1. I love the image and I love where you go with it with your words.


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