ride

I’ve been riding. The duration unknown. I keep riding.
I’m trying to find something. The ruin of the world. Perhaps.
My motives are decayed beyond recognition.
Where I came from I cannot say.
The memory is no longer capable of unfurling such thoughts.

This plain is vast without end or definition. A sea of grass and dirt.
At night it is alive with shadows of great size with mewls from the netherworld.
Dragons scream overhead in arcs of star fires. I keep riding.
By the morning time nothing remains.
Only the sound of the empty wind and horse hoof clatters.

Gazing out from mountain high. The first snow is falling.
My body awoken by the unbroken horse.
Down into the plain. Into the white.
I keep riding.
I keep riding.

the plain breaks into forest land
stretching horizon deep. on i ride.
no wind plays in this place yet the trees still move.
through emerald leaf spaces stars wheel, and wheel,
shifting roots challenge the horse but nothing more.

riding alongside rivers vast
i gaze at the black shapes down below
each tail swipe traverses the river bed.
but the surface only ripples, and nothing more.
on flat ground the horse strides greatly under empty skies.

body of white fur face of dark fur watched my ascent on mountain paths.
something blazes at extreme speed under the sliding clouds.
body of white fur face of dark fur gazes into the distant
the horse needs no encouragement.
i keep riding. i keep riding.

tower tall idly breaks into the sky. first town seen.
ashen pagodas all hollows.
people here have long since left.
night falls. ghosts eat through shadows. two tailed cats dance, and dance.
i keep riding.

lantern light bobs across open plain.
trading post, nothing more.
few supplies taken, nothing more.
under fallen night only the stars watch my leave.
i keep riding.

comings together of oni and metal.
forgotten engagements taken by rust.
sunlight breaks on colossal forms and scattered metal.
galloping in and through mechanized shadow
i keep riding.

mountains fold into plains.
colossal foot prints have broken the flat lands.
heading towards the faraway mountains.
where metallic cry’s rattle the edge of heaven.
i keep riding.

second town appears.
buildings here know not of symmetry.
ancient forever kana bathes in lantern light.
for a moment trudging hooves rest for tea.
i keep riding.

where the great spear comes through the clouds.
and the star rivers flood on through.
from the sky locked in night black.
the horse goes for a little wander.
during which i rest, for a little while.

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nothing new. just some poems i wrote in sequence. figured i’d put them together.

the music i listened to while i did this:

uploaded by user LIGHT Liu

god i love neon genesis evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン for authenticity)

oh, and i can read some japanese without a dictionary now. that’s pretty cool.