the battle is over
yet the stench of iron and blood
lingers in the air

three bodies dead on the floor
after a two man fight

no one is to blame
our flaws and wrongs
tragically complimentary
brought us here

there is magic and brutality within my homeland
i hope you never come to understand

it kills everything

especially the most beautiful things

no, i don’t hate you, baby

please know how glad i am

you survived the war