by Samantha Seto
We are beaten warriors of war,
bound by keys that lock us into our defeat.
Legendary chants, people cry out on their knees.
Cries of terror echo in my ears,
animals wander around the battlefield, breathe blood,
prayer that our leader will bring victory.
My beautiful sacrifice imprints crosses in the dirt,
swear in oath to fight until the end.
I close my eyes and all the world drops dead.
Samantha Seto has been published in various anthologies including Ceremony, Soul Fountain, and Black Magnolias Journal.
Pieces Inspired by this Image
'Best Served Cold'
'The Key to Humanity'