Flesh bite fire with metal tipped leather kiss
Turned to furnace blast body
Walled anguish seeping through the cracks in the soul
To join the life's blood rising to the skin
Pain upon pain haze together, the concealed agony
Washed by the torrent of blows
Fighting, moaning, squalling, pulling at the bonds,
Chains steely ring the song
Of a captured soul struggling toward freedom.
Ferocious in submission
Abandoned in the cataclysmic moment of the search for peace.
A howl shatters the air, the chains clatter and fall silent
The form slumps, heat rising from film of sweat,
Shadows appeased for the moment