The Conjurer

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The darkness rages

So conjure a fortress to contain it

contain it and keep the outside terrible and wonderful and green and alive

 

and still the darkness rages

so conjure a hero to fight it

to fight it within the fortress that contains it

and keep the outside terrible and wonderful and green and alive

 

and still the darkness rages

and so conjurer still more heros and still more towers until you have an entire godforsaken land to contain it

 

but it’s futile

because the source of the darkness is long long ago and far far away

and why

why does it live when it’s source has died

and outside it is so wonderful and terrible and green and and alive?

 

but contain it and fight it because they can’t know what lies behind quiet face

they can’t know of the darkness

and of the fortress that keeps them out and keeps the darkness in

and they can’t know of the endless lonely incarnations of a single hero

all they know is the smart

quiet

odd one.

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