Soul Shrapnel
            reigning down
            raping reason.
            Bit of thought
        echoing Madness
      Caught on film
by blind pirates invading
            bleeding sanity
            selling their story
            to the angels of wine
                    and madmen
            frozen in blazing triumph
            cancelling ravaged beauty
            discovered by fingerless poets
                    rotting in abstinence
            virgin words lost forever
            on the deaf asthmatic butchers
                    bearing down

           close your eyes
                    wait for fire
            to singe your waking beard
            cleanse your troubles
                    doused in truth

—Sean Hegarty