Blood & Soil

we give in to blood and soil,
fighting crooked crosses with weak
knees, a primal world of heavy breathing
nearing victory –

lamplight shone
on sheltered veins reveals
a scar much like my own
but deeper –

spiritual, almost in depth of honesty
i hold her and

the night is still.
____

© Ben Ditmars 2017

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