vignette ninja

if we could dual

right here right now

my sword

would be

at your throat

oh          but

would i cut

would i slice

would i throw it all away

there they go

watch the dice roll

which way will they fall

how will they face

what will they say

read the numbers

do the math of the toss and crash

those dice determine whether i hold or slice

your throat

which is what i feel

from time to time

when thinking 

about avenging all

of those

long lost lives