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Experiment 11

Death in Ignorance

page 250

Death in Ignorance

Obdurate time that
does not slow. Stop!
Stop! I cry but
darkness like fear of death
is feared dreaded. Timeless
Saltspun shield of destiny
Break, burst open my coffers,
Reveal glittering jewels of cold

In this our darkest day!
Pierce our fear!
Broken we refuge.
The old clay of life
clogs our wheels.
Dead we listen in relief.
Unspun thoughts fall
Scraping disillusion out of shallow graves
under the blinding light
of baleful unknowing.


Step by step he sank
Into the chasm of calvary
The eternal three
Would welcome him, not me
He killed.
I drank!