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