Eyes Averted

as lies have witnessed

blares like wintry vertex

so clear
and yet, so muted
yet moot

the brute hand of ignorance
stands ruthless beyond compare
e’er bearing down
impressing its mark
from tears
to creeping fears of darkness

but none dare hearken
to such a perilous plight
a sight so present

as stark as night
amid a midnight snowfall

where banished mem’ries

fill the earth
as fast as fractals
feel dirt this parched

a consequence of convenience
and cavalier cheeks
turned in rows

but even roses unseen

as time will
surely have its way

what eyes behold
belie the boldest truths

lying perished

forever lost
to fallen snow