29 October 2012

Neptune Will Not Apologize

Image from mikebaird

Does the tiger apologize for his teeth?
For his meals of meat
Stripped from thighs and underbellies?
Even as the blood glides down his long incisors,
Does he apologize then?
He eats.
He lives.

Does the grenade regret
Arms and legs torn open?
Shrapnel spikes right through the heart?
It does its job.
All it knows.

And Neptune will not apologize
To any man
For his aqueous fists
And pulverizing blue rage.
For his forty days
And nights.
This world is his
And the gods'.

Who do you think you are?

I started this a month or so ago, but hurricane Sandy encouraged me to finish it. I've always been amazed by water's dual nature: the life giver/destroyer. Posted at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.