Beast

Do not enter the belly of the Beast,
For the Beast snarls and hungers to feast.
And once consumed, you’ll dance to tunes,
Thrummed by Beast and its many tombs.

Do not jump blindly into the Void.
For the Void forever taunted, forever toyed,
With the wise minds of both Gods and Men,
Who fell to the follies of the mighty pen.

Do not give in to whispers of might,
For might always fades into the night.
Leaving leaves where trees once stood,
Covering the remains of hallowed wood.

Do not listen to the murmurs of night.
For night only comes during the absence of light.
And when Her blanket embraces every house and home,
It leaves an ache in every bone.

Do not heed warnings of strange men and ghosts.
For they seem to know far more than most.
And these strange men and ghosts dance and toast,
To their broken shells and sordid host.

Do not enter the belly of the Beast,
For the Beast snarls and hungers to feast.
Do not gaze into the eye of the Void,
For then you’ll see how the mind is destroyed.


Gabriel Tam Dumais
Staff Writer

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 47 Issue 2 on September 27, 2017