Consciousness thriving,
resting the battle
walls come down
appearances disappearing

small the steps
to the state of alertness
growing peace
and certainty in my steps

determined to go the way
not in need of the place
awaiting us

left some of it behind
let some disappear
in this battle over mind
and matter

places seen, bloody soil
sticking to our bodies
like oil
from the corpses left
taken by the beast

© steve sniukas