Sword Through His Side


Folded steel katana in his side
Trudging across frozen ground
Sharp edge tumbles over each river jack
Shifting back & forth in the wound
Choking on his own blood staining the snow from the trail he’s making
Numb finger tips dig in
Making his way to rest at the bend of the brook
Dressed in her Kimono
Out on her heavy fur coated horse to look for logs to burn
The cold as frozen the blood clots & numb the wound
Turning on his side from laying on his stomach
Arching his back
Bearing down
The blade of the katana is some what almost out
Briefly stopping
Both their breath can be seen in the cold from exhaling
The giant head of the horse nods up
Hearing a chilling sound
Her heel points the beautiful beast in the direction to go
Coming up to a beatin path
Contrast of the stains will lead her to you
Both hands grasping tight on the decorated grip
Right hand pressed into the round guard
Breathing becomes fast
As you pull the blade out
Tossing it
The weight of the sword
Disappears in the snow
Blood starts seeping out of the wound & out from between your fingers
This voice you her resonating from the distance
Keeps you from not falling asleep to your death
Just as you think your dead
Waking up in a warm bath
Another’s hand holding yours
Passed out on the floor beside you
She washed you clean of your throe
Bandages & all
Cover up the wound
A sewed up slit can be seen from both sides
It had missed your main arteries
Soft nudge to her hand
Rouses her from exhaustedness
Bows to greet you with such compassion
Then goes to fix a meal for the both of you
She remains a little embarrassed still
From undressing you completely
Eating in silence
Cut your eyes up her
Thanking you on how grateful he his to have been found & such care that you have given to him
With hot tea & a empty bowl of noodles aside
Our bodies lead to the bed
Shes finally found the ronin
That she’s been dreaming for
Off in the silence
Making love
A small group of ninjas see smoke coming from a chimney
Headed to her place in the cold night………………