Eunuch

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Gaze upon the glory of a massacre.

Torn away from kin to serve a higher purpose.
Before his lips could shape a word,
they took a blade to his flesh,
tossed his genitals to starving dogs.
"He will be loyal. He will be docile.
Son, you're holy now. In return for this gift,
you owe us your life."
Neither then, nor any day after,
did his screams sound like any they'd heard before.

Accustomed to the evil touch of holy men in want,
he is mutilated and without dignity.
With their lust satisfied, he is told to beg them for forgiveness,
"Otherwise, it is you the gods will drag to hell."

From a seed, the conspiracy grows.
A pain in his gut.
A rage in his heart.
An intricate plot within his mind.
Behind his swollen, salted eyes lies a secret.

On the eve of his thirteenth year,
he moves through the darkness of the grounds.
He moves from room to room, for the last time.
He drives his dagger deep into the neck
of every holy man, silences their screams with tiny hands and
soothes them with whispers of their time together.
By candlelight, he fills the temple
with the sacred bodies of the anointed.

He blesses himself, with the warm blood of his masters,
and fills his stomach with any fluid their corpses offer.
At the top of moonlit steps, of newly painted stone
he stands upright, a silhouette, with stars at his back,
the image of the beast,
a wolf raised by bless'd men.

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from Aaralyn, released December 23, 2016

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