Bristle leaves
brush up against
my flesh
but they feel insipid

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Wind is changing
up cutting between me
flinging the glass
into my veins

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

They do not scrape
they do not stab
they masque
and I remain silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Rain is condensing
in the clouds
to come down
and abuse me
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Warriors on silver chariots
clangor in the sky
aiming for me
wanting me
needing me
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Grunts from beneath
and from up high
are concerned with
me
here too
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

In me the shards speak
the rain hollers
the warriors aim
and the grunt roar
like wild bulls
like the origins
of the
shards
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

All are enraged
all are slaying me
all are succeeding
but in opposite taste
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

But to my silence
they answer with mace
in my eyes
they bleed
with choices

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Bleed with blood
blood that runs blue
blue and not red
with my choices
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Their mace spreads
like a contagious worm
digging out me
and replacing with them
to my
hands
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Only they do not bleed
blue
they bleed white
a searing white
a blinding white
a frightening white
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

But the warriors
the leaves
the wind
the rain
and grunts
see nothing
nothing
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Bleeding
to my life
to my death
when I shut
the iron mouth
here is my place
my life place
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

So silent
then when I
speak
almost nothing
comes out
but blood

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

My white
and blue
blood stain
the valley
but my words
they yield time
with my
silence
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

Only my silent words
halt the ways
of the valley
and I step
still silent

In the valley
the valley of shards
shards of mirrors
shards of life

In silence
I let myself bleed
both
blue
and white
until I reach
the new place
an ocean

An ocean
an ocean of blue
blue of heart
and blue of blood

To where it drains
my blue blood
until gone
and
all
is
white