Written in chalk on the bare chests of humanity -- slaves to The Castle.
Bodies on trees in the garden filled with bags of shit
Embalming fluids water the plants that grow into dummies
Hanging over leaves that never fall
Palms bleeding with their fingerprints on the wall
Waiting, waiting, waiting, to be freed from The Castle.
Throne overbearing the Queen herself in neglected spirits that never left
like lightning's white strike
power to get another dummy to fuck
power to reach into the skull of Death & proceed without fear
in The Castle.
Sticks pushing beautiful bones over fresh cotton
Make perfect lines in the soil for the children to bury their faces in
& see the horns of Satan through dirt's underground
Instilled in them -- fear of running from The Castle.
Chambers stained in piss
Dogs chained to all four sides
The scent of raw meat putrid enough to quiet any words dummies tried to speak
Tongues turned black over looking Bible scriptures in The Castle.
Dungeons filled with lonely rejects on top of one another
Closed pures infused with the blood & guts of whom was sacrificed
While others forced into sex make more food for consumption
Trapped in steam with no ventilation
Hot breath of guards constantly breathe down the necks of
Harlequins & lepers -- in fear of The Castle.
I turn myself into nothing; light doesn't come from my heart
Maniacs drive me wild as I can't even think of my next way of venturing out
I don't know what the fuck is to come about in The Castle
Electric chairs glow around every corner
Floor wet/feet hot/throbbing sensation in head
Dummies can't survive in The Castle.
Books with no pages in the library
I see nothing but the portraits of dead people they called "Heroes"
Searching through halls seems as if the walls are miles long
I saw a figure in the brightest window with a man made third eye
Hung from the tallest tree
Dummy fills another bag of shit
Hiding behind a picture frame was I
Nearing the last spot on the wall trying to read engraved symbols
Marking the edges of the frames
Out came the Queen & her most handsome dummy
Carrying the final portrait entitled:
'King of The Castle'
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