Love fails

As again sleep fails to relieve concern
the waking dream unburdens tradition
and whimsy unmasks love
her faith now seeping
away from thee

planets may return to predictable
paths and the designs
of warriors slashing
and spilling life
on the battlefield
of passion become fashionable

seen from the outside
all that remains within
casts uneven glances

the veins of pity
cold metal prisons
the eyes have no light