Scattered Fragments
Scattered fragments strung along
Another life -- sings passages
Of an oft repeated song

Fermenting life clings feverishly
To the stench within the body
Feeding the poignant melodies

Thoughtless nothings gripped
Within the hand -- touch of a finger
Smoke cleared thoughts

Minds Fragment

Flaring infernos
Turn to crystallized ice
Singing traditions passed on to our kind

A life sentence handed down
Guilty! Guilty! I am found -- forced to watch
Scattered fragments falling all around

Joy Elaine -- January 21, 2003


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