Expressing the spectrum
Does not reveal a chink
Instead intricate chain-mail
That moves, gives, and breathes

Less guarded is not weakness
But links forged one by one
To provide vital organs flexible protection
While letting in the air and light

I train with stillness for the on-slot
I am prepared enough to meet the earth alone
I will face it alive and vulnerable
I choose the front lines

Unsaddled for battle
My boots land firmly in the mud
Grateful to have traded plate armor for chain
I want to feel the sun and at the end, the rain

— by me


~ by April on April 8, 2013.

2 Responses to “Strength”

  1. This is glorious. La Morte d’Arthur made new somehow. At least, it struck me that way.

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