tortured sands (2022)

pull the strings
that move the waves
clouds will shake
rain will sink
into stolen lands
where they once vouched
to grip our hearts
with violent hands
in tortured sands
where we once laid
to mark the days
’til winter came
it shook the clouds
pressed the pain
down sacred realms
where we once pledged
to grow our love
past waning thoughts
in the boundless wild
soaked with doubt
we awoke
our sorrowed hearts