Sal Frelick // SAMURAI

Costumes more elegant than the highest royalty.

Preeminence throughout their class.

They are people of war,

a gift from the sky.


Defeat means self-immolation.

Victory means a superior outfit.

They aren’t just soldiers but artistic warriors,

and figures of grace.


They are peace keepers

with political significance.

And leaders with no money.


But where did they go?

No one knows.