2015
09.25

slate and shell

slate and shell
black and white
if life was only this simple!

a black tiger fights a white lion
a white-foaming river cuts deep
into black rock
two armies march out over
unfamiliar wooden territory

slate and shell
hands placing the stones
mercilessly
tick – steadily
tock – like a clock
counting the moments to a defeat

slate and shell
black and white
life and death
if only life was always this simple!