Tuesday, June 7

FOR EVERYTHING ALWAYS RETURNS



STRANGER
one two three four there's a tall man at the door


PIPER
five six seven when you die you go to heaven


HAUNTER
eight nine ten see what lurks in the hearts of men


BOOKKEEPER
eleven twelve childhood ends on his bookshelf


SHRIEKER
thirteen fourteen hear the words so harsh and mean


RIMER
fifteen sixteen his laughter as cold as a machine


FINGERS
seventeen eighteen their beaks are sharp their eyes are keen


REAPER
nineteen twenty of bodies and lives he has plenty


EATER
twenty-one twenty-two don't trust the water so clear and blue


WORLDSCRAPER
twenty-three twenty-four look out don't open the door


WATCHER
twenty-five twenty-six inside in your eye it will affix


BUILDER
twenty-seven twenty-eight since its birth it must create


CARTOGRAPHERS
twenty-nine don't fool yourself they aren't benign


CARRIER
thirty thirty-one coughing hacking it's barely begun


DARK MATTER
thirty-two thirty-three when it shall come no one can see


WHISPERER
thirty-four thirty-five don't wake up if you want to survive


SPLINTER
thirty-six thirty-seven thirty-eight raise your arms stand up straight




for everything always returns

1 comment:

  1. For all the world's a boomerang.

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