NaPoWriMo2017 - GLORY ROAD - GloPoWriMo2017 - Day 17

Glory Road

Land and loves split
along arbitrary lines

Bloated birds of prey
with their poisonous pellets

ripping apart hearths
throwing together hearts

So dark
the shadow of affection
is brighter 
than the ashen daylight

and when intimacy does come
even on the dusty keys
of tuned out pianos 
it runs to the core of the earth
with the blood

The songs of desperate passion
the dirges of slow, barbed death
serenade the brothers in bunkers
and hasty graves

Fathers and sons
mistresses and lovers
all die
along the way

April 17, 2017

Image of Fredric March and June Lang in "The Road To Glory", from unknown origin, used without permission, with no credit taken, no profit made, and no offense intended.

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