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by Nevada Kerr

Who's the model, where's the marrow
A smothered whisper, a muzzled shadow
A broken mind, a haunted barrow
The secret weapon to ward off sorrow

Through the slime it plods and hobbles
The demon strides, his fetish wobbles
What spell incanted brought clay to life
Some goblin ranted, you stole my wife

The bones and ashes then her soul
Fading memories that once consoled
The figment whimpers, blind and leering
A halting cripple decayed and swearing

The tale retold leaves you mumbling
Bug-eyed, breathless, limp and stumbling
And in the hush of sleep and death
The golem draws another breath

Written by © Raven Drake
October 17, 2006.

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