Circa 1976: Victim In Lavender; The Revelers' Second Song

The clocktower has chimed its ghastly sonorities,

echoed throughout the castellated Hyades;

across its battlements and balconies:

declaring, again, the Hour of Atrocities.


Bring the victims of our domination;

and let them be numbed against the agonized pain;

then inflict upon them slow mutilation,

until the rite is accomplished, and the last of them slain.


Only to the initiates are disclosed these secrecies.
Not even the son of our Prince of Prosperities

may be given participation

in the privilege and sustenance of our mysteries.



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patriciajj's picture

Another breathless and

Another breathless and chilling scene unfolds as you skillfully build suspense through ritual and decree. There's a sense of finality in the beautifully composed verses. Powerful stuff. 

Starward's picture

Thank you so much for that

Thank you so much for that kind comment.