Cracked whip

He cracked his whip
and split the earth in its back
ever so lightly.

“Back” he shouted in a whisper.
The dying roar of his drowning restraint
attempted to slither out.

*whip crack*
“back!” he uttered,
unconvincingly.

“Back, you tears.
I am the master
of this life”,

he lied.

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