Four elements threaded
through the core world
in seeming harmony:
Water drowns
                     Fire eats
                                 Air suffocates               
                                                   Earth inhales                              

But no perfect circle,
no balanced & blind justice
because Fire takes and gives back nothing.
everything born in Fire ends in ashes.  

And me,
oxygen inhaling little mud monkey,
still gazes, still reaches
for the flames.