The Armies of Night

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Here they come

armies of Night

clad in full armor

guarding their thick long necks, their breasts, their hearts

cowry shells of virgin steel.  

These giant sun-eyed warriors now

ringed round the wall of the enclave in

whose mansions asleep on golden beds, drooling on  

silk beddings, the custodian rulers of the land, men of the gods,

predators of dreamers and their dreams, masses and masses of

whom they devour night after night, sapping their spirit,

renewing and fortifying themselves on their blood,

taking demonic care to leave just enough blood left

in them to keep hope alive in them.

Prepare the household for

we must all soon flee to

the sanctuary of the belly of the jungle as

this night blood will flow

like lava all over the land,



our rebirth.

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