Barefoot Poetry

SS Matthews


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Hero’s Fall

Frank Frazetta
Image by Frank Frazetta

These arms in surrender.
Aside this battered shield
I lay, tired at last.
But inside – alive
I will keep you.

With this against darkness to hold.
Give me – small victory
in this – the last moment
a chance to believe
something we shared was worthwhile.

SS Matthews 2005

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