Uncertain times

Uncertain times
draped by a slow cloth
fur lined silver
a golden strawberry vestibule
served on a frozen barley brandy
syrup extraction

lost in the drift of skulls
across a distant sky
jewels carried in the claws
of feathered fiends brief darting
messages for the ancient gods

wings melting in the
unbearable music in each prayer
short-lived empathy
stakes the wooded tree

the crying widow of the winds
calling crafted forgotten stories
stirred into the expression of lovers
as they twirl arms locked across the orate icing