It all begins with an innocent act.
Original sin of the kingdom:
Read red nature,
Tooth and claw.
Life flows across our lips, cruel wisdom.
And we know, dread-full
This too shall pass.
Hope glimmers at the edge of his hearing
And he comes to us in dreams,
(All striving away from this ignoble truth)
“It will end.”
Deny! Deny (if you must),
This light will die.
Eclipsed, the eye’s bright Aversion
The truth shall –
A sleight of mind: I want.
(This shop holds the Future! Act now!
Get yours before you get
Passed away. )
“Choose wisely,” he whispers,
a sleight of paw to match the mind,
weakening the unbreakable
“Dulce et decorum est pro patria…”
Mangia. Mangia bene.