Kings

If we were kings
I would have lain
Wasted all this time
In the eternal sleep,
A fraid, stale garland
Within my loosened clutch
About to fall off
To where reason
Regicidists reaped.

Purged frail teeth,
Patternless slate cleaned,
Dragon-slain
Dependencies.
A stained glass window
Up above me, high,
Someone stole the colours
Reflected in my hollow eye.

Time’s grating ivory claws –
Instead of thorns, ivy,
Yellow bruises
On my forearms,
In front of my upturned feet
Their ruptures freshly paved
With fallacies.

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