This Impression

Twinned in auburn

with masts piercing dappled sky

reflecting a truth

that rests upon the lily pads

blurring an impression

by those black stripes of a rowboat

reflecting a truth

in the eyes of the onlookers

who search for solace

in the deep changing blues of the sky

this impression

Four Horsemen

 

seven seals were broken

 

by divine hands

 

a scroll was opened

 

and from it leapt

 

four

 

four horseman

 

one black, one red, one white, one pale

 

from divine hands

 

harboring judgment

 

upon all east of Eden

 

conquest, war, famine, death

 

from divine hands

 

they leapt

 

black, red, white, and pale

 

they ride