Five hearts.

Five hearts
Bushes rattle
A change in the air
The wind stands still

Five hearts
Oxygen grows heavy
The earth blooms
Open veins crack the sky

Five hearts
A howl alerts
The hero of Hyrule
Prints make haste

Four hearts
Yellow pupils
The earth is theirs
And so is he

Three hearts
A cold touch
Of ash and hatred
Oppresses the lungs

Three hearts
A gentle touch
From warmth and memory
Reminds him to fight

Four hearts
One foot on a stone
One hand on a branch
Seeking salvation

Four hearts
Palms bleed and pour
A blue smile
Signals refugee above

Four hearts
Uphill they march
A restless grip
Sentenced from the start

Three hearts
A failed step
A lost touch
Readies the prey

Two hearts
No ground left to stand
No sword meant to wield
The body sinks

One heart
The tribute of life
Vitality is the currency
For which his soul abides

In gloom he falls
In death he stands
Whispers of a demon
Bring warmth at last

By Diego Nicolás Argüello

Founder and EIC of Into The Spine. Probably procrastinating on Twitter right now. Talk to him about pinballs, Persona, and The Darkness. @diegoarguello66

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