Promises broken
The jagged fragments of our alloy
Split apart
Piercing my soul
Cutting the path
For the scars yet to come


Trampled under foot
Worn down by eons
Broken into pieces
One grain at a time.

The rock you used to be,
Once strong, towering, unshakable.


Now a wind is blowing
out of the East.
Lifted up and carried aloft
Grain by grain.

Flying, flying, flying,
Bit by bit
Into the soil
Nourishing a forest,
You never knew existed.