Heroes and the wind

The wind sweeps over the empty battlefield,
drifting through this perpetual night
and filling it with screaming echoes
of heroes past...

The heroes -
   Mere legends of their youth,
   now transformed into hungry ghosts;
   on their incessant search
   of that one last morsel
   they may never find.

Meanwhile the wind -
   just sweeps on over this empty battlefield...

April 24, 2018