Nika

Solemnly decaying, unshackled and iridescent

Solemnly decaying, unshackled and iridescent

her pleasing portrait stands in ruins, resting lovingly inflamed

 

by vividly glimmering, billowing mists

marching untameable, prideful and fierce

 

her concrete and tarmac lay greyed and infused

with ecstatic lethargy and ruthless abuse

 

through numberless downpours of acidic floods

a million of feet and gallons of blood

 

and the tragic flayed minds of the inhabitants

leaving deep reaching clefts in her once blooming heart

 

but in spite of the terrors and all of the mud

and remembering the vibrance of her warming arms

 

her merciful gloom, that’s keeping us numbed

and her fabulous smile, that’s soothing our hearts