THE ELEMENTS

 Salt.

A goodnight kiss and my heart is torn again –

The taste of tears.

 

Water.

The well of life trapped within you.

My eyes have run dry now.

 

Light.

Oh, that runs forth in rivers from you –

Shimmering in my eyes.

 

Blood.

Blood of my blood.

A joy tainted.

 

Sweat

Seven days out of seven you labour,

The mark of Cain visible on your brow.

 

Air.

Fly, swoop, soar in it: fight for it,

My breath of life.