Last Arrow

I        cease mid-stride, detect a noise, I shiver
In        my armor, send a prayer: forgive this
Sin        . Before I see, I hear it, sense its
Sing    -ing speed. A flame lands in my liver,
Sting      -ing, burning, wood sent by
String        through the fortressís stone slits.
Staring    at the line, I feel my quiver,
Starting    to aim at the thread-thin targetó
Startling    even me, I see it hits.

Daniel Galef

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