the wheel

sunrise
civilized man
sees the shadow
and the wheel keeps turning
watch it run
rabbit from the snare
unaware
the trap lies above
stars observe
the miniscule maze
amused at the prize
they shorten the days
the king of cheese
has shut his eyes
and the wheel keeps turning
soldiers march
on checkerboard fields
pastures green and crimson pools
where nothing yields
a collision of fools
and the wheel keeps turning
time the great master
with lessons to learn
come to the table
or stand and burn
forge ahead for
dread has no meaning
here
in the gleaming
the dead remain dead
and the wheel keeps turning
black birds have flown
sad songs were sung
sweet winds have blown
lifeless pennants
hung to harken defeat
soundless drums
offer no beat
none to witness
a final appeal
hares and men
meet the teeth of the wheel
one circle ends
another begins
no place for atonement
a world without sin
to early
to late
in the nick of time
there is no sentence
there was no crime
long ago written
witnessed and sealed
just men being men
and the wheel
the wheel

the wheel

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