Servant and the King - Banaz Palani - To Be Poets

The Servant and the King

The game of the king and the servant
repeatedly ran the vicious circle
and cut the hearts on sharp edges
for which we shut our eyes.

The game of the servant and the king
called only in the darkest hours
to fulfil some remaining void
neglected in the daylight
and just to torture the minds.

The game of the king and the servant
was a pairing dance never to be finished
as the venoumous dust never settled
from the swirling winds they were
defeated by the other kind.

The game of the king and the servant
was a war far from a brutal game.
But the king became the servant as
the servant was the king.